I've been looking forward to this for a while. I never did get in on the previous versions but I hear good things for the most part.
I'm not an MMO-type gamer generally, but that's mostly because I don't like the sort of games that most lend themselves to MMOs (RPGs etc). The sort of commitment required is a bit of a hurdle too. So many seem more like work than like games, but space combat is something I could dig so that even if I wasn't obsessively leveling up like the 'hardcore' players, I could still have fun just blowing stuff up and flying around.