I actually disagree. There are a few of us that would be more than willing to help build a mine, either for profit (personal or for he Outpost as a whole) or personal use. Sure, it might take longer, but we do have the resources. Non-miners may just need a little persuasion to assist ;)Another concern is Corvus wouldn't be able to muster such crew, though arguably they wouldn't deplete a room as fast as a large team in the Haiban/Mistral area.
We're not dregs, we are lovely, wonderful people!dregs of society
To the main topic at hand though, would this implement mean that supports would still be useful and make the shafts stay open longer as they do in player mines?