I also know of many players who have 5s in at least one R&D skill.
I don't think they'll let players reset skills when the Devs implement R&D. They didn't allow resets when Derra became the testing ground for Combeta. Last time there was an explicit "skill reset" was when they added in the R&D skills & combined/removed a few others, which Literally changed the skillpoint system. Unless you count the "refund" they did when the level-up was changed for skillpoint spending. (used to be 1-1-2-4-7 I think, and now it's 1-1-2-3-5 or something similar).
I think the Race Change resets will be the only ongoing opportunity for players to reset their skills, barring a massive SkillPoint system change. If not, next thing you know, when Heavy Weapons are balanced, and then when Vehicle / Space combat comes in people will want a reset to let them shift points into those "currently useless" skills.
I don't think it's a right thing to do, generally, but it wouldn't be the worst thing ever since Everybody would get the reset.
I do wonder if there's still anyone around who is walking around with all 0s after not resetting their skills from the Skill Reset that introduced R&D etc.