Writs are already the most profitable thing in the game. The new passive makes surveys even better. I've heard it all... between this and the thread saying that daily random normals give "too many transmutes", some people really will complain about everything.
If you have time to do the writs themselves, you can collect the surveys. And resetting is easy, just wait until you have a 5 or 10 stack, go to the place, mount away for 8 seconds and back. it's not work, you're getting stacks of materials and resources, there is no better time/reward ratio in the game.
The CP passives don't affect surveys. They're not "normal" nodes.