Well it is the main solution and preplanning positioning of planets to get around the deut cost is key. You are your own worst enemy in this game and that goes for most things. If you can't use deployments then consider splitting your fleet into several smaller fleetsaves from different locations. If it is such an issue, wake up halfway through the night and check for an inc, it may be speed universe but it's not 4x or higher, rips still fly somewhat slow unless they are near your system. I know defense doesn't solve it but any deterrent is exactly that.
At any rate good luck with your other endeavors
Yeah deadparrot I am well aware, have done much of those myself, and they mostly fall under Lazy Fleeting, if you don't mask your attack times and be aware of your surroundings you are going to get caught eventually. This is why I said "the go to strategy"
Also, hi again, not a troll ty -Mallos