Each one has his own view of Eve and how he likes to play it, the main issue is when people can't figure another way of playing it than their own.
When I first started this game was because of a simple pub in another game's add-on site, first contact with Eve is incredibly poor. Tutos are boring and frankly you don't really understand what they are good for, then weapon systems racial etc.
You don't know anything about this game, you want to try and you start by creating your character: so you figure yourself your char is the important part of the game and ship's accessory but it isn't. In fact your char is just a humanised mobile data store but the ships ARE the real matter of the game, it's king of "bizarre"
Then after spent some time choosing your race because of the introduction more than racial specificities, you realise those mean nothing, you've chosen an Amarr char but you'll have the same bonus abilities advantages than the caldari char if you train for them, most weird you can make your Amarr char be full Minmatar skills !! -WTF??-what's the meaning of making diff races/ships if they can all do the same?
After this you have the skills learning... and there it goes the most important: you live in a society that learns you that all you efforts must be compensated, if not you just don't do them.
In eve you can log on 30sec to set your skills que and log off, you can buy ISK with plex and never play the game.
In EVE and what every one doesn't want to hear about: the instant gratification is the business of some older players
Transform your trial account in to a normal one, buy some plex, buy yourself a 50/90M Sp char = instant gratification
Does this exists in other games? -yes OC it does but the fact of at least have some gratification for the time you spend on playing should be an engine instead of simple asian grind like.
In asian MMO's you must kill thousands of rabbits to get a level and get your new armour
In Eve you grind 24h/7D rabbits skills and you'll need over a year of optimised skill training to full play with some spaceships...either you've played 2H per day or 30sec to fill your skills que
It's a virtual world where after these small points the new player has to deal with a High security space that in fact isn't
Where gankers are insured and you get all the losses
Where any one exploiting game mechanics can make you be concorden in high security space while HE'S the aggressor...
Where pve content becomes one of many different boring stuff to do in Eve
Where mining is an hobby when you are at work or you run a bot program but the worst way to do isk
Where pvp is always a matter of numbers and alike wow OP yesterday was gallente now is minmatar tomorrow will be caldari etc etc
Where the new player learning constantly will need over 5 years of training skill-doesn't means playing the game-to catch older players
So what keeps me playing the game? -The few people I met an since then, like to play with more than what I can do in the game where almost every thing is quick boring, not talking of Ice mining
Just take a look at the forums, read the threads and make yourself an idea of what the game is made of because the forum IS the reflect of it's community. Also the reflect of the Game designers attention for players feedback and at this game well, it hurts.
I'm not talking about Company personnel or dev's blogs "we"re out for 15min" and 14 latter the game is on, in this matter they are certainly the best company I've seen after over 12years of MMO's but in what concerns feedback attention and responses from them my note goes down to 2/10.
Already closed 2 accounts over 4 and just waiting the alt gets enough SP in the areas I want to transfer the alt and close another one. What's the interest of keeping more than one account and pay for those just to train skills 24/7, not more than keep them just to launch industrial jobs +PI take a look at the market and...get bored or, run a bot.