Originally by: Vang Vorkain
more secure space will spread the players out more! simple solution!
I bet you a million isk that if they were to double the size of empire space right now that certain systems would still remain lagfests.
People go there because it's easy to get to, and lots of people use the system to buy and sell products. They've become market hubs and nothing you do, short of turning off the gates when local gets up over 150 or something, will stop them from being the pile-on that they are.