Maybe CIG can offer their ship models to the public and we can make our own space game using Unity or Unreal 4?
Fuck, honestly, they should sell said models to the asset stores and make money that way... That's at least viable, considering all they do (reliably) is model ships.
I installed the latest patch. There's flight training now. On the Basic combat portion, you get to a part to launch missiles at a severely crippled drone. Thing is, no missiles will hit, they lose lock immediately after launch. Then, you run out of missiles and are gated from continuing. Oh, the patch (which required a complete re-install of 32-odd-gb) -- it's main note I saw was, will automatically reload missiles if you run out on training mission to prevent gated progress. Nope, doesn't work, missiles still don't hit (and I was point blank behind the drone) and won't reload. You are just stuck with your asshole instructor just yelling at you.
Elite was frustrating to learn, but every time I messed up it was my own fault. Except for assholes ramming me. Ehem.
The game is so scatter-brained they can't even get a simple training sequence working.