Just one more point I would like to make, is the technical burden for remote mining. As a new player, I still haven't dealt with remote mining, since it would take a significant time to get code that would result in a profitable operation. Right now, I am more focused on immediate issues inside my own rooms.
If you make is such that we need this power creep to boost a source, I fear that will just increase the burden of remote mining for newer players, in terms of coding (and cpu).
I 100% agree that higher player remote mining operations are too profitable right now, but on the flip side, if you reduce those profits, you will make it such that newer players will almost never remote mine. I would like to see a balance that limits higher players, without harming newer players.