I think a lot of us have just learned coping strategies.
Try designing blank hulls for every size/type (i.e. constructor hull, freighter hull, large hull, huge hull, etc.). Save them as, "Standard ___________" (again, that would be "Standard Constructor," or "Standard Freighter," or "Standard Battleship"). Now, every game, you upgrade those standard designs with whatever state-of-the-art weaps/def/eng/rng equipment makes sense in that game's context, and save the upgraded design without the "Standard" in the title, adding "mk 1" to the end (So, "Constructor mk1" "Freigther mk1" "Battleship mk1"). As tech advances, you can keep upgrading the basic design as the "__________ mk 2", the "____________ mk 3", etc. In subsequent games, you can delete those designs (permanently), and still have the base "Standard" hulls. Rinse, repeat. Every game, you upgrade the Standards to suit your needs.