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It feels ridiculous to place any number of blips worth any number of points on one hulk section.
We call this something other than a problem.
We use the word strategy.
It is an inherently important decision for the alien player on how to spread forces. Reduce that, and you take quite a bit of flavor from the game. Remember, lots of blips = lots of targets for area effects. There are things to balance out.
I play this game with my son a few times a month. Sometimes all the blips are on one board. Sometimes they're not.