Loved alot! The new planet types, sizes of things, new planetary weapons, even just watching the particle effects ripping my ships apart I even now play as Random as I only ever loved the Advent, but due to this mod I've fell in love with both the TEC and Vasari which I never did with Original, Entrenchment or Diplomacy.
My only real minor gripe I've kind of disliked but understood was the moving Pirate Starbase. I wanted to fight against them and thought yeah they got a SB, i can beat them easily enough (this is against 5xAI and then me playing) entered their GravWell and luckily entered it from one side, their SB on the other. To my horror yet amusing laughs which annoyed my gf at the time i was like "omfg the Argonev is moving wtf " Obviously it went down but was funny yet disconcerting so see what I thought was stationary coming at me. It kinda clicked with Orvulus Class but I never saw THAT coming!
My only real suggestion is could the pirates surely not get their own model for a starbase, bit more greenery on it, and maybe a few more alternate pirate capital ships. I just wish the Advent Battlecruisers domination could get me one
Also *twirls foot slightly* after reading some of the Lore Im tempted to begin my own. I've done RP/Alternate time line stuff for RP games on MS Group pages when I was younger so may have a bash in spare time since being made reduntant so may be spending more and more time here!