Well I have to say, to me that looked promising. I will be happy if they do pull off large ground worlds.
To me, I want that han solo experience. Getting out in a bar, finding some jobs, keeping a low profile if in an area of undesirables. Agreeing the job, watch it loaded, then take off to do the job and compete the cycle at the other end.
So yeah, my interest is picking up again a bit in this.
Also if there is PVE in these worlds (like was mentioned) then that will be great for those wanting to get human cargo from bounty missions (AKA the boba fett experience)
Edit, just as a thought. To help things along mayb CR can hire egosoft to help with station building on planets. Egosoft is good at that aren't they (cut and paste cut and paste)