i've read a lot of pro's and con's since years about StarCitizen.
As casual n00b i bought some 28.- € entrance with a ship, a hangar and my feet into the game.
That was nearly 2 years ago and since then its on my HDD.
In that time i saw a lot to complain about, i mean like A LOT.
On the other hand the thing made me stunning in the same way, because that was the concept, i wanted for Eve.
Give me a toon and let me play him the universe.
So, playing this toon in my Hangar was already more exciting then playing my toon in Eve in my "Hangar".
Getting into the ship, running around, having this experience outside in space, leaving the ship with your toon and fly in space, feeling non-gravity, that is epic.
There is a lot stuff into, that makes me still stunning, like the grafix for example.
I think the computers still need to be build, to make it a flooty experience, but with the help of the community i could place a config file into the games folders to make the grafix less demanding.
So since 2 years i have this Hangar and my scrubby ship, while they progressed on the new player experience and wrote the FPS module that i can not play until its free for the 28.-€ n00bs.
So i enjoyed the new tutorial, made me learn how to fly.
My ship and me are not able to kill anyone in the free flight experience, but i can learn to operate my ship, to land it on a pad and to leave it for having a look
All we have for now, is some modules that are not even ready yet.
I'd love to play the Marines module, but i would need to pay more into the game to get access for the alpha.
What i can not see yet is the persistent universe, but they are working on it and what i saw, its pretty high up on their list.
I hope, the PU is the point, were they can bring the modules together, to have something like a first game.
Its a major task to bring such a monster online and it will need some more time to bring it to live, but what i saw was the right concept of a spacegame.
Lets hope, they bring the right game mechanics as well, to make players compete over planets and sectors in "their" space.
In my experience we need to have some more years to wait until we get something.
That is because there is soo mutch more to do ...
Good luck, Star Citizen !!