The expedition delayed return result needs to go away - now. It's disruptive and goes against the first cardinal-rule for game-developers namely...do not, ever, waste the players time. As it stands this result is nothing more then a time-waste and needs to be removed from game right now. Replace it with something else negative like lose a percentage of the expedition-fleet but it HAS to come home on schedule.
This a deal-breaker for me, even if it can be perceived as an minor thing (and I can agree on that as well) it doesn't matter, for me its about the principle.
I know the game-creators want all players to sit glued to the screen for 16 hours a day and waste away their life because if 'they don't sit here they will sit elsewhere. If they don't spend money here they will spend it elsewhere - we don't care about the players just as long as they can - like the greedy people - maximize profit' to the detriment of others.