But it does mean that overall, you are restricted to less ship capacity overall due to not increasing the overall available logistics points. That is not an improvement but a downgrade.
It is a limiting factor, much like administrators, coercion, approval, maintenance, sensor limits, and having an AI actually play against you. These things shape the game. Anything less than an infinite and unrestricted amount of something can be considered a downgrade if that is what you had in the first place. I have caught myself in that aggrieved reaction to some of the changes already, and had to laugh at myself afterwards.