I'm not going to argue with the previous trading change because the amount of gold it was generating was getting kind of ridiculous.
This change seems unnecessary though. The effects are self-limiting because of the cost. In order to use homeport for fast travel, people either need to be willing to spend 10k a pop (much more than any docking fees) or pay 50cr for a non-decay figurehead (550k gold at 11k credit prices) plus re-consecrate it each time it's used. My ship already had a non-decay figurehead but I made one non-decay on another character in order to use it for faster travel. Unlike the trading bug, homeporting between ports does not seem like a bug, it seems like a way for people to trade money for time/convenience just like a lot of other artefacts.
At the very least, people who did that should have the option to issue and have that ship upgrade un-done. There's little point to a non-decay figurehead.
Obviously I can't tell people what to say but it would be awesome if people didn't use this thread to debate about the other trading change. Somebody can make another thread for that if they want.