I like the behavior of the survival tool but i will miss the old t1 drill. But mostly i just think that mining should NOT be free. And what about the surface rocks now? are they obsolete now too? Why would any one bother if they can mine straight outta the gate? I found all the basic ores within range of my spawn point, so why go anywhere? I like the gathering concept in early game especially. I realize most of the folks i run into on multiplayer would prefer that you just go ahead and deliver ore to their inventory in unlimited amounts but im not one of them. Mining should be a grind! Games like eve take it alittle too far but still, it should take some time to get to mine and than time to actually mine. BTW, i really liked when the survival tool used Stamina! What was wrong with that?