In my mind, avoiding being looted in a mothership is not an exploit at all. This is how motherships were advertised to work in the vu12.0 release notes (http://www.entropiauniverse.com/entr...e/space-guide/
"A destroyed mothership will be transferred to the closest available space station as will its crew and passengers."
With this statement in mind, I shelled out a considerable amount of my hard earned cash to buy a mothership, so I will be transported to the nearest space station, rather than looted, as would be the case if using other types of spaceships. The price paid was higher, partially because the other bidders had the same statement in their minds.
I do not think Mindark would ever use the cheap trick of withholding noteworthy information (the likelihood of being looted if mothership is destroyed). They have higher integrity than that.