I absolutely love hydrogen! Having to use fuel to operate in space just feels right. Needing to turn off my inertial dampeners and drift to save fuel helps make space feel spacey. I love hydrogen so much that I banned myself from using ion thrusters altogether. Having to work around my hydrogen fuel needs has become a major source of enjoyment for me. Having said this, hydrogen still needs some love. At present, producing hydrogen uses a laughably small amount of power and can be produce quickly enough for ships to potentially meet their needs completely in house, even during operation. This problem is further exasperated by the capacity of small ship hydrogen tanks, which is far too low for small ships to reasonably rely on without adding an unrealistic amount of tanks. Because of this poor balance, some engineers are even choosing to forgo hydrogen tanks completely and simply produce 100% of their hydrogen needs in real time. This feels wrong. I envision hydrogen as a fuel you need to outsource to a dedicated refinery complex, rather then simply producing it right in the ship that uses it. I love the idea of engineers needing to make fuel depots scattered around the star system for ships to use like gas stations. To achieve this, ice refining should take too much time and too much power for small ships to realistically be able to meet 100% of their needs during operation. Hydrogen tank capacity should be increased to compensate for this. Here are some numbers I feel would help fix this issue: Triple the storage capacity of small ship Hydrogen tanks. Reduce small ship hydrogen production to 1/4 the current rate. Increase small ship hydrogen production energy cost by 5x. Increase large ship hydrogen tank capacity by 1/2. Reduce large ship hydrogen production to 1/2 the current rate. Increase large ship hydrogen production energy cost by 5x. These are just some preliminary numbers, and would of course need field testing once implemented. I understand not everyone likes hydrogen as much as me, and not everyone wants the game to be as realistic as I'd like, but I still feel these changes would be much more appropriate then current balance. Tell me what you think!