With the focused feedback on engineering materials, it made me realize that I complain about not having the right engineering materials, but more often than not just ignore the ones floating around freely.
Frankly, picking them up just feels like a waste of time, even though I know it's not.
What would people think of a station tab that let you retroactively buy back any materials you ignored, floating around? Some sort of salvage company.
The game would record any uncollected materials floating around, and then when you stop at a station, it'll give you a list of everything you missed, and you could pay a moderate fee to get them directly into your inventory.
That way, rather than needing to stop every kill to collect stuff, you could just stop and collect them all at once at the end.
Would anyone else be interested in something like this?