Well its supposed to blow up. Seeing as the station shouldn't survive that volley even at 100% HP I don't know what you did, or the engine done flubbed and something missed or hit some debris in the way. I swore I had a second beam volley and a self-destruct set up. It never failed when I tested it, or when anyone else did, sounds like a freak accident to me. There are plenty of those, and I can't do a thing about them because I can't reproduce them consistently, and they don't even show up in debug, etc... This one looks far less serious than some of the more show-stopping ones like the ships-not-actually-arriving thing and the black-screen-transcendant-visit one...
EDIT: I do have a second volley set up. There is no way the station should live.
I don't understand why lighting can be a complaint. Edit your lighting settings if you can't see well. It's not my fault some people like to go uberdark with their lighting settings... All hangars either have glowmaps or glowpoints anyway, to assist.
Uh, you do realize that the AI hasn't changed at all, and why do they crash into you more? I'm not going to improve the Cyclone in any way seeing as they appear as enemy craft as well and would throw a lot of balance work.