Additionally as I recall, ESD should be perpendicular to the surface of the planet as opposed to what it is now.
But come on are we really just nitpicking?
As regards to scale, i.e. ships visually too small to enter, then thats the only issue I agree with. But reducing the amount of people in ESD? I think not. The Sol system will be reworked when they have the technology developed to do it the way they wish it to be.
What I see is ESD, Earth and Luna (the Moon) scaled well in relation to one another. The view when we arrive has a sense of depth that was lacking previously. Better light/shadow and less clutter from all the exterior spacedocks went a long way toward a better tone.
IMO, the entire scene need only be scaled up when the mapping/tech exists for our ships to go all the way inside. We were told on Tribble that this wouldn't be the case yet. I'm also recalling a Dev suggestion of having ideas about how to accomplish this. Nothing more than that. I look forward to seeing the ideas become a reality for the game.
Devs, LOVE the new ESD. But it needs to be Bigger, maybe 5 or 10 times the current size. I want it to dawrf the groups of ships waiting to get it. ALSO get ridd of the captain's table. And make it an higher level at the top of ESD.
I think an increase of double would be enough. And quite frankly, The Captains table needs to be accessable through a strange wooden door in some little-used corner of the station, not at all from some odd floating singularity.