Years ago ghost resurrection was removed because it wasn’t part of non-elite mode.
Which is fine if you use personal portals when crossing between stations so you don’t have to start over. If you forget it you loose a lot of time having to repat the same path, but that isn’t the worst side effect of having no ghost mode.
Missions don’t allow this personal portal resurrection technique - station only. So you often have to restart the whole mission. An hour wasted due to some lag spike, connection stability issue or even your mouse battery running out.
That is why I stopped playing a few years ago and why I got frustrated and quit every time I tried to come back. Removing ghost resurrection in the end just leads to not enjoying the game because it takes several times longer (hours) than it should to progress in the missions due to the mentioned problems.
This seems to have been discussed here. Well, the player base isn’t divided anymore, some have just left. We don’t really mind playing Elite mode. It isn’t the slightly increased gameplay difficulty that drives us away. It is the removal of a very useful and time saving mechanic. That should be optional.
And since I don’t see a survey about this anywhere like it was mentioned in the linked post, here is one.
Do you want ghost resurrection back? https://qbxr4a0uo.supersurvey.com