Believe you me I stuck with it (and was active in the forums) till the last major patches. It still is too clunky and can never be fixed. Hivers are unplayable due to forced combat with gated systems. The new race has mental micro management issues when coordinating large LV fleets.
It is too much work to play. I think the ui was coded by a sage accountant.
Its not the cough that carries you off but the coffin they carry you off in.