Regarding the new DLC, I'm quite thrilled by the new features that will be in, the hyperlanes gates, artifacts, new civilizations and more!
But really, I'll judge it also on how serious and committed Stardock is about fixing bugs that are known since months and reported by several players, including guys who went to the pain of posting summary PDF of the most important bugs (not me).
So, and this will be simple to me, I'll put a thumb up or down on the DLC in 5 mn, by creating two new survey ship designs. Build one. Then retrofit it into the second one.
If I pay again the admin cost, then Stardock has not done his homework. If, at last, the bug about paying again admin cost for constructors, colony ships, survey ships and all strat resources when upgrading a ship is gone, Thumb Up!
Simple like that. But I'm confident, Brad Wardell is not amateur, he runs his company with expertise and seriousness.