Someone brought up an interesting point in a conversation earlier: now that popping a ship incurs far greater penalties than before, Eve is likely to see a slow decline in the Weekend Warrior population. I remember when I started with Atrocitas; during our down-times between wardec contracts, people would pirate in the areas around Stacmon, since it was only a matter of a couple hours' ratting to bring ourselves back up to full operational status. Now? Casual pirates may not be so eager to engage frequently in a far more costly activity, or may turn anti-pirate in an attempt to get their pvp fix without risking nullsec or standings loss.
Is Eve destined for a greater division between casual pvpers and hardcore pirates? What do the rest of you think?