Look I get it. But I had a specific design for my fleets, that won't fit now. Huge/large capital ships, large escorts, medium assault ships, and small interceptors, plus transports and guardians. Now I can still do it, but with a lot less assault destroyers. And I don't have room for the medium guardians either. Not to mention my waiting admirals which are wasted, citizens take a while to get.
I was upset, because they force these patches on us, whenever they want. I wanted to finish an epic size game before the rules change. I was on turn 243, and was ready to attack two neighboring enemies, when this happened. A war I was planning for since early in the game.
I like most of the new rules, though I wish they would concentrate on fixing issues like station legion, which gets very tedious when you have 70 planets. Patches if they are automatic should not change existing games.