Yeah it was fun, but all that stuff took hours to setup and coordinate with others etc., so it was a major time sink which I do not have anymore. Also all this stuff was years ago, many many changes were done to the game since then.
I did get back into it a while back and got destroyed and lost a lot of valuable loot in high security sector at a gate by pirates. They did get pretty sophisticated now, sniping hundreds of km away from gates, and stuff like that. Ultimately it just comes down to time for me. I wouldn't mind the $15 a month or $100 or so a year if I have time to play the game and enjoy it. I'd rather pay the $100 for this game for a year then for CoD with the DLCs.