I've been playing the Dust beta for a few months now and I would have to say that I'm pretty excited about it. It will be really interesting to see how the game is accepted once it is fully released. As far as the beta goes though, it's pretty awesome. You can sync it to your Eve Online account now and play with your clans. I haven't played in a few weeks now but I'm interested to see what new things they have come out with. And in response to your question, I think it adds a new level of difficulty to the game but it is still interesting to me. I'll just be sure to stay away from planets when I'm flying my ship now!