Love the game.
Quality of life improvements are needed though, particularly for solo players and smaller guilds.
Suggest as follows:
rework the chat function so you can have multiple channels of your choice in the one panel. It is incredibly difficult having to cycle through the tabs to see the different chats;
the harvesting and crafting is great save for the fact that one cannot jewel craft without mining major nodes, there should be a lower percentage drop chance for gems from standard nodes - or anyone with foreman talent should be able to solo mine the majors - yes its a sweeping change but without an easy and accessible marketplace, you're depriving the majority of the player base from being able to meaningfully advance this skill;
further to the last point, we really really need a centralised marketplace -yes maintain EK vendors, but have a central purchase point to which they are linked - trolling through VIP public EKs is untenable both for the the prospective vendor and purchaser, moreover, the costs of placing items on a vendor, taxes etc are prohibitive - cannot see why there should be any upkeep at all, though would be easier to live with if there was a central market and therefore more sales.
finally, the player pop is low, likely partially as a result of the foregoing, but also I suspect because people other than backers are not fully appraised of everything the game has to other - needs a marketing push.