Gyrfalcon wrote:I'm not sure if this is a bug or just that I'm confused by the interface, but it looks like, even though I am already refitting my only Star Base, I can Refit it again. If the intention is to let me change the way I want it refitted, I think it would be clearer to say Change Refit: Star Base. Also, why do ships say Refit: <ship name> but orbital structures just list <ship name>?
I suspect it's a bug. Orbital stations, like planetary defenses, have some quirks when it comes to just how they handle equipment refits; and it appears there are still, at the very least, some UI issues that need ironing out here.
The current core mechanics around station refits is that unlike ships, which disappear from the main map while undergoing refits, station refits occur "in place". So, your station will still remain in orbit of your planet while it's being upgraded -- and, if you switch production, pausing the refit, you'll still continue to get any benefits associated which having that station (like, for example, the ability to produce larger hulls.)
You appear to have discovered a few glitches with station refit UI -- for example, as you say, the "Choose Refit" option for a station should really say either "Refit: " or "Change Refit: ". But, the core 'upgrade in place' mechanic is also something that we could probably be doing a better job of explaining to players through the UIs. Showing a some text over stations that are undergoing active refits that says something like "refitting" might be helpful.