skilling up takes a long time really, if you started today it would be about 6 months before you could fly a decent ship. combat isnt bad, its pretty much ganking people though, whoeverh as the most ships usually wins
This is BS, in my opinion. You can be good to go for PVP and have a real use in a fleet fight within a day. Two at most. Actually, for PVP, you'll be preferring cheaper ships to expensive and hard to utilize ships for a good long while.
Personally, of all the ships in the game, I'm constantly drawn back to basic cruisers.
Other then that you can also have up to 3 characters, most people make 3 and make them do certain things, like a miner for one, a transporter for another and their pvp or pve mission base ( basicly you fly around shooting and killing things.)
Its a fun game that is VERY VERY time consuming.
Personally, I'd entirely disagree with this too.
You can only train one skill at a time per account (not per character). This is fine, though, as it's generally the smartest idea to put as much into one character as possible so they will always have a use no matter what you want to do. Most people who have multiple characters have multiple accounts. If nothing else, this allows you to open two copies of the client and work as a 'pair' by yourself.
As for being time consuming, training is completely passive and time based as opposed to experience/grind based. This means that if you feel like playing, you can play. If you don't feel like playing, just set a longer skill to train and go do something else for a while.
Making money is what takes time, but even that's not as time consuming as you'd think.
As a final bit of advice, I leave you with these. Don't play if you intend to become a miner. There's too many people mining as it is, and it's boring as all hell.
And if you do play, try stuff. Never be afraid to try something. If it's a stupid idea but it works, it's not stupid.