100% behind this idea.
As my friend that I played with said, the game is just, too easy. There's no real difficulty, or sense of progression. Maybe it will be fixed later, but right now things are pretty stale, and a bit of "find your own fun" style. You could essentially complete the game with minimum effort, especially later on when there's dedicated servers and a single miner per resource can be allowed to just do its thing on its own, especially if you put it on a pure deposit. The only difference a larger factory makes is the time it takes for you to have unlocked everything. At least in factorio, people can be silly and fight for the highest vanilla rockets per minute, or they can fight against a ton of enemies, on randomly generated maps and so on.