I was thinking overnight last night, about the possability of adding an in game ship designer that not only allows you to create new Ship weapon and module layouts as the current style. But also allows you to create whole new ships using predesigned Parts. for example you could have several different parts designed and in the editor you pick a part and move it into a position.
When it comes to hardpoints on the ship. It could be designed so that each part of a ship has a predefined number of hard points etc. So for example a wing piece might give you 2 Weapon slots, and 2 hardpoints. and then have extra benefits like 300 HP and 20 Armor.
I expect you are wondering what kind of ecomonical benifits this might give you. To be honest I am not a businessman but I do think that with this expansion you could create new DLCs containing hundreds of extra ship parts and weaponry. It would enable players to create their own Ship hulls easily, and it would create a much more Diverse game.
I hope you can all agree with me