Something occurred to me while watching the latest RTV on the SRV concerning the timing of the release of the SRV concept. A lot of comment was made about using the SRV to re-orientate ships that have landed upside down on planets, already a problem in the current iteration of the PU, I was hoping that it would not be such an issue with the upcoming changes to the flight model.
It may be just pure speculation but maybe the number of larger/non-aerodynamic ships unable to maintain correct orientation near the planet surface or leave the atmosphere under their own power will be a such problem in 3.5 that it necessitates the need for the SRV. I was hoping that they could address this issue with the use of temporary jet boosters/fuel, but that may well be harder to implement than creating a new ship with strong enough tractor beams.
Either way, I'm still looking forward to setting up a Spaceside Assistance Service!