Echo'ing some of the concerns here - Unintentional disconnects and one of the updates suggested will cause problkems.
I have a decent PC, a decent connection to the internet, and have only suffered 3 forced disconnects. ONE was my fault forgetting about upcoming maintenance, but the other two were random - I suffer far fewer of these than other players. However, In those instances, I was landing from high altitude. Allowing a ship to continue on its path without a pilot in place will likely end up in 1 of 2 scenarios
1) the ship hits the ground - Probably destroyed.
2) If piloting in space, the ship hurtles into space - possibly lost
Is it possible to detect the alt-f4 (or similar) abuse and differentiate it from an unintentional disconnect?
if not, there will likely be more players unhappy with the game due to loss of ship (which = time, effort, imagination, graft....) through no fault of their own.
If its a priority call, I would welcome stability and performance over... say... Scavenger hunts.