It is a shame, because on paper it looked like the space-game of my dreams. Brilliant graphics, deep, huge, engrossing universe, loads to do such as building space stations, commanding fleets, taking over entire systems, etc etc... A shame I was just so awful at playing it really - or that the tutorial was non-existant and it was just impossible to get to grips with. Couple this with the fact it was so unforgiving just about ended it for me.
I tried it out again a couple of years ago. My experience was even worse - since I did not even manage to get into the game. I found out it simply refused to run on Windows 7. No doubt this has been fixed now though. Maybe another trip to X3 is worth it, while we are waiting for Star Citizen...? It's just a shame it is not multiplayer.
If you look at all the videos on YouTube it looks pure awesome. Why couldn't I play THAT game?