It's a pet peve of mine. Specially when you are thrown into a match where you are placed on the losing team, and the other team has a much higher score.
I understand you still retain your battle bonus for another match, but that is insignificant in comparison how being thrown into these matches will negatively affect your stats, if you stay.
As well, being thrown into a match without being able to first evaluate the opposing team and choosing a ship, specially since you might not get another chance to do so because the match is close to ending, is not fair at all.
If someone leaves a match during a game for whatever reason, it should be filled by an AI, instead of a random single player. This only affects random single players, and not those in squads who are actively playing in their squad, so another unfair issue in regards to single randoms.
I would like to see this changed so that being thrown into a match this way does not single out, and only affect those of us who play a single randoms. We are not here to be farmed for XP, not here to accumulate stats that do not properly reflect our actual contribution to matches. We are not here to be stand in extras when the game needs to fill in a slot on a losing team.
I prefer playing as a single random for many reasons I have expressed many times. But it seems we, the randoms, are treated unfairly by the matching system, by being thrown into matches mid match, by stats that do not properly reflect our real contributions, etc. This game requires single randoms, squads require single randoms, yet we are treated by the game mechanics as if we are being punished for choosing to play as single randoms.