Ugh. Not too excited, was really looking forward to getting some use out of the last bit of my Elite time today, but now I'm losing a big chunk of it, and perhaps even larger, since these things are never done on time.
Unless this is finally the update that eliminates maintenance, I cannot think of a single more important feature that needed to be added this close on the heels of the last patch. If this does anything short of eliminating maintenance for Veteran fleets- it's both too soon for a new patch, and a distraction from fixing the major problem with DN, which is Veteran maintenance. Storyline is pretty worthless if no one is bothering to play the game because they hit Veteran and their progression died off, and their interest in continuing with it.
Of course if this is finally that patch, the one we've all been waiting for, the one that eliminates the horrible system that is maintenance, the system that someone literally should have been fired over, then I'll eat my words, and I couldn't care less about my wasted Elite time, because I'd be so happy and grateful that the devs finally caught on and realized just how serious an issue they were downplaying this whole time.
Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.