I still play this on and off, although it's been a while. I found my initial time with the game most rewarding; playing with a HOTAS learning all the mechanics such as flying, docking, trading, combat etc. I started to lose interest once I became familiar with everything; and even the Horizon updates including the planetary landings seem a bit shallow. I think I need more career progression options (more narrative driven missions I think) rather than the simple missions system they have at the moment. They've given it all a lick of pain recently (NPCs) but it's still a bit shallow.