[...] all this Spam and Sci Spam is just turning me off from PvP altogether. I'm about to join in the PvP exodus.
Currently, you can create your own PVP party with your friends or with enemies fleets.
It's cool ?, yes
In your party, you can ask players not to use mines, Photo Fleet, GW, TR, AA, RSP, Escort Fleet, tractor Beam, etc...
With all the tools of Cryptic, there are tons of possibilities.
Others do not complain.