I have really enjoyed the game to this point, but I will have to agree with others that are not happy with the change in effort required to mine. In the past, I have mined on the ring worlds and some of the moons. I have been able to mine enough resources to make copper and iron tools and enough coal to process the necessary metals. Sometimes, I have found some gems or heavier metals. I am already spending several hours a day in mining just to get a limited supply of gems and precious metals. I am concerned that I will not be able to do the same with the change in effort required. It took a long time to finally acquire the skills and resources to make gold tools, so I can finally mine gems. I am not finding sufficient gold or gems to go through one of these tools every day. So I carry a gold hammer, but use the lesser tools to locate the gems and other hard resources. I have spent 231 hours in game since acquiring it on July 17. I did not have the advantage of stockpiling resources when they were easier to acquire and the cost to buy the resources (gems or gem tools) would deplete all my coin in a very short time. If I end up mining mainly on Solum or have to spend twice the time to get the same resources on another planet, then the game is going to get really dull for me.
I do understand that my strong reaction is due to the fact that I became used to the way things were and any change is disruptive. If I had started with things already this way, maybe I would have felt differently. Part of my desire to gather the resources from the non-home world is all of the builds I see from other people. Many of these builds are amazing and use a huge amount of resources from the moons and ring worlds. I wanted to be able to gather some of these resources for my own builds, like red rocks, gleam, and the different colors of growth. If it had been to as difficult as it is now to acquire sufficient resources to incorporate them into my build, I probably would have dropped the game. I know you can also buy items, but you can run out of cash very quickly of you have to buy a lot of resource.