So I think EVERYONE can agree that the "default" pirate station's turrets are a bit ... well ... useless. Worst case scenario, a player approaches in a teeny ship and takes some damage before realizing he needs to go and upgrade his ship a teensy bit (which is still a gnat compared to most established players' ships), and then they're set to own PVE forever ...
Being able to customize the pirate ships has been great, but I think now it's time to take the next step and allow for custom pirate bases and those abandoned stations too. I'd love to create a variety of different structures instead of the same 'ol thing every few sectors.
At the very least, much beefing up is needed for the default pirate station. Seems to me like taking over one of those is the closest thing Starmade currently has to a "PVE Endgame" ... should be a LOT harder to tackle.
If anyone knows of a way to do this manually, please share, but I think this should be part of the game.