from EVE mod discussion:
pretty much says it all… not having the “standard” equipment around by default would allow modders to create their own equipment without being pushed to the side by it…
some races might have for example only certain types of weapons, rely heavily on only one type of defence, etc… then everyone would just choose the “standard” equipment over the modded content which the race is supposed to have, and which might work differently and/or create certain intentional disadvantages for the race
being able to configure the race such as “hasstockequipment=true/false” would pretty much do it, or something similar
what do you think cliff?