Schematics are EVE learning skills in form, essentially when EVE Online had learning skills play advice was generally to train them as quickly as possible or to see your current account as a farm that exists to buy a fully trained learning skill account.
schematics are much the same where the most optimal way to play is to log in for a few minutes and wait for your daily income to reach the point where you can buy the schematics you need. Since the scheduled 50-500 man hours of mining and selling to bots is just going to burn you out before you can enjoy the main content in the game.
JC is under the delusion that he’s a sandbox game designer, when that’s far from any hint of the truth. A sandbox game designer expects to be surprised by the player base, and will tend to not intervene.
IE: If EVE Online the only other civilization game designed and implemented like JC, Wormhole space would have had inhabitation through towers banned/burned to the ground. Rather than what has been some of the most interesting and dynamic civilization gameplay in the game.