Good gods, yeah, I hope it doesn't go all pay to win like those, with premium super-armoured tanks and premium ammo and other actual advantages for real money.
I mean, they sell hero ships here, but you can actually configure a normal ship to do the exact same (or in fact better for your own play stly) except for the shape. E.g., you can take a normal t2 dreadnought and have it perform exactly the same as the premium Zilant -- same hp, same dps, same modules, same speed, same everything -- just not have the cool shark face and and shape.
Not that I mind spending money to support the game, mind you. I must have literally spent a couple hundreds of euro just on paint jobs. (It would be sooo emberrassing if someone else at the party... err... IN the party had the same dress... err... ship looks.) But I like to still have the game be fair and decided by skill, not by bank account.