Eve takes a lot of work before you get to the fun. Basically you need to mine for a couple of months before you can build up enough of a bank roll to PvP - but then it's a lot of fun.
SWG still makes me bitter. On a surface level it has everything I ever wanted in a game - except some form of entertainment. Even now, I feel drawn to it - like a moth circling a 250w bug zapper. So beautiful...ZAP!!