A lot of comments on yesterday's post about my freighter getting ganked in high sec centered around why was I doing it in the first place? Why was I not using courier contracts, or jumping in a jump freighter with compressed ore from the jita undock? Why was I autopiloting? Etc, etc, etc...
The truth? Mostly inertia is why I do the things I do for my projects.
I started almost 8 years ago. Eight fracking years... and back then there was no fear of constant suicide ganks, there was no reliable courier services, and there were no jump freighters. There were no catalyst gank fleets so efficient at ganking, nor even attack battlecruisers, you had to use battleships which made frieghter ganking all but the most lucrative targets unprofitable.
So you loaded stuff up in your freighter and as long as you weren't carrying expensive cargo you were pretty safe. And thus I've autopiloted through high sec for years in my freighters, Orcas, and industrials. It worked for me way back then so why change?
Of course, my inertia has now cost me and I've begun investigating some of the suggestions provided to adjust to the new reality. In all honesty, a quick look at the Red Frog Freight website has shown some reasonable prices and I am going to look into that option for my enterprise.
A costly learning experience, but learning is what we do in EVE. Constantly.