If folks don't like low mineral games, then try turning Alchemy OFF including the Cobol ramscoop.
That will definitely have an impact on the economy and ensure that the game will end one way or another.
I wish Red Troll had put switches and/or variables on the cheats that Q has.
#1: Can Q see cloaked ships? Y/N
#2: Can Q tow cloaked ships Y/N
#3: Can Q intercept cloaked ships Y/N
#4: Ram scoop on Q ships Y/N
#5: Fuel created by Q ships Ram scoop per LY