Oh hush now, what rumors you hear are based on conjuncture and...biased opinions, part of the reason this exchange is so imperative.
Our Supream Lord, Asdrubael Vect, has been working tirelessly to reduce the high rate of piracy in our system that arose from our unique location.
As for the previously mentioned cloning vats you are so concerned about, a stroke of genius on his part. Our plummeting birth rates will be greatly improved and building in foreign space hides their location from said pirates.
As for the sudden outrage against the Exchanges, we are most certainly interested in the "Ardat-Yakshi" phenomenon as we have things similar, yet different, and would very much wish to study them more in depth.