A bit ago I posted about possible killmail changes in regards to self destructing ships. It seems I was wrong and that was nothing more than bugs producing a desired effect. Now, however, that change has become completely intentional.
In a new post from CCP, it has been disclosed that self destructs now produce killmails, and what's more is they also drop loot like a regular kill. As a corpmate put it: "Pure, unadulterated glee." Yeah..that's a good feeling.
Unfortunately, this does not take into consideration longer wreck timers for larger ship classes or the issue of SDing inside a POS, but it is a giant step in the right direction. I can now tackle and murder caps without fear of having the blood be taken from me.