haha, I don't expect all my ideas to become reality, but one idea can spark another, so it's always good to say anything appropriate for improving the game.
New Server: no missles
The purpose for this server is for the hard core dogfighters to shine. No missiles (including SM's), only base weapons. No stock mod, let the people customize their ships. don't worry, 8 flights won't help much when there's no missiles to run from. And you can overcome 8 plates by your skill and maneuverability. This type of combat gives all experienced SGE players a fair chance.
For the planets: all turrets (including solar) must have less attack, slower re attack, and probably less HP. Higher military is a bit different, it increases turret HP, but instead of increasing re attack, I think it should increase bullet speed (how can you evade 1k bullets, nah, lets just make it hard by making it difficult to evade). With this, it makes invading still possible without missiles, but still tough (in a different way).
fuel regen: very high