I honestly feel the 'nerf' to HS mission payouts is overdue. Being able to make a character, never leave highsec let alone one region and make quite a tidy sum of money with next-to-no involved risk is a bit stupid. If all it does is gets people to move around more, or go to lowsec/NPC space to get better payouts then what CCP set out to achieve has been a success. Maybe a few of those 0-10 people in local mission spots will actually have a few people in them instead of being empty shells. Never know.