Having recently broken the Score board for Survival mode (And it would be nice if my scores were deleted. 1.8 Billion points is obviously wrong) I’d like to suggest that a method be devised to insure that only unmodded ships and components may be used in these challenges. Otherwise the entire concept of the score board is meaningless as the ability to manipulate the the game files trumps skill in using what the game already has to offer.
Alternatively, making cost a calculated value would balance things out. If the modifications I made to the modules increased the cost of the modules, I would never of been able to fit my remarkably unbalanced weapons into the scenario.