Looking forward to this. I will NOT preorder because of a few caveats. The X games are always buggy as hell on release, and I skipped the last one because of the attrocious space combat. I hope that they fix that and that they will give us a meaningful story to go with the sandbox experience, because buying the biggest ship in the galaxy and not being able to fly it isnt much of a draw.
I used to think the X series had huge learning curves, until I started simming with DCS.