I think Zing is right on this one. Its a bold move to make a post explaining how often one games the system as a player.
At least next time there is a post about losing goods on a disconnected mission, someone can simply link this post. "This. This is why we can't have our nice things."
(Of course point 4 is legit, happens, and is a bummer. And were it not for the other points, simply awarding the loot would be the best option in such situations.)
(Also, Apple, get your guns behind the elite. Takes forever to kill em if you're not using the advantage of critical hits.)