Err... Well, Veldspar is pretty "naturally occurring". It's just that some toon at CCP has problems with orthography (see "Feldspar
I guess that in those maybe 10.000 years that passed in the EVE Galaxy one or an other word has changed a little.
(CCP could actually do that on purpose, like using "ye" instead of "you" throughout the game, or other words.)
Salvaging drones were there - broken - taken back. They will be released again soon™.
And the Autopilot... Is it possible you're one of the people younger than one year? Be happy that you can warp to 0 manually - it was warp to 15km all the time before Red Moon Rising.