maybe I'm not the one to answer this...but I'll at least give my option.
beta testing...you obviously don't play blitz.
I think changing the dex dolts to "power bolts" would if anything cause a greater imbalance. You know your fighting someone with the bolt for extra speed you know that running is a waste because they have far superior speed. that's balance? The dex is only being changed so much (I think) is because we're still trying to find the midpoint for where the dex is good but not overpowered or underpowered compared to the other stats in any situation. I've already given the /idea of mods/artifacts to do what your talking about.
The game isn't all about skill (in case you haven't already noticed), it's also about creativity (if you see me play on blitz, I play with a combination of skill and the strangest tactics...that work(most of the time)). If you want to play with skill go to a stock mod server. and why in the world would you ever remove the scanners and PRIMARY weapon for any occasion? lol... :/ . It doesn't seem like you've tried a stock mod server. I think you should consider it, try "Golden Age". "Far Travelers" is also a stock mod server, but the planet warps are different. gl, have fun
I don't want to be mean, so I want to say thank you for thinking about improvement!