Yeah, I'll admit too that I'm actually looking forward to Star Citizen a bit more just because it'll have a singleplayer, Wing Commander-styled campaign that I can play co-op with my friends (or so they promise). I have a hard time playing games over the long term if there's no major underlying purpose to drive me forward.
But you know what? I think Elite: Dangerous will still be cool and fun - enough so that I paid full amount for alpha access. I still feel E:D will have a lot to bring to the table, and I'm going to thoroughly enjoy having both it and SC on the market -- just for different reasons.