Don't fly what you can't afford to lose. Been playing Eve since 2008. Also been in goonswarm (and it's various re-incarnations from when we forgot to pay the bills in delve), since then so my views skewed a certain way. Never done any of that high sec mission pve stuff, just went off to null-sec and never looked back. Plex is great. Pull off one big scam and that's it, never need to pay a sub. New players just days old selling non-existent capital ships to idiots and then buying game time and another (capital ship ready) character with their ill-gotten gains is just brilliant. I can understand people being bored shitless if they're trying to play the game on their own, it's just not fun that way. Get in a good corp and never look back. Hell if your Billy NoMates just join eve-uni or something to get the hang of it, make some friends and then head off into the great unknown.