We now have smaller objects and faster gamplay pace.
Earlier the default game objects sizes were too big, a ship was almost as big as a country, and with the implemented mechanics for movement, the ships appeared to move so slow and had low range, also the big sizes were always blocking vision on the battlefield.
So by resizing down the objects the ships now seem to move faster, have higher range and have smoother control.
Mines, probes and turrets can be dodged smoothly.
Here is a comparison between the battles of smaller sized game objects and the original sized ones.