I do like that we can buy ships in game now, in addition to renting them. the 30Ks can be a bummer, but there are 'illegal surveillance' missions in Crusader and Hurston(?) where you take out 3 illegal satellites and get paid 20K. It's easy money because you can easily take out all three before the bad guys start spawning in (they don't show up until you start shooting stuff). I'll stack 4 of these missions and knock it out in under an hour... then I just go take some other mission or mine or sight see. Been meeting up with a few other guys and doing Mole mining and some of the combat missions... still having fun so far.