Also, i hate MMORPGs, i don't like to spend 1 day just doing same thing over and over just for a level up, it's stupid. Then why i play EVE? Before i actually made an account and get into the game, i search a bit of informations/reviews, majority claiming EVE learning's curve is huge and that EVE is a complicated game overall. But then i found that you could do basically what you want (also some epic stories about thefts, huge battles etc. made me curious about the game). I said "fuck it" and made an account then plexed it with a friend's help.
I need to say that i never found EVE to be complex or confusing, many on internet claiming that the tutorial is a shit, i found it very helpful (not the exploration one thought). I quickly found that EVE is a game for actually smart peoples (don't get offended but that's it), not for raging kids that I've played in LoL, CSGO and other games (i know i was a kid too but i was not that type, i swear). That's what i enjoy most in EVE: the comunity, which i found to be one of the best in gaming industry, and the fact that you actually have to use that thing called brain if you want to play EVE. So that's why i think EVE is special, it makes you thing, it's harsh, and it doesn't give a fuck if you can't adapt. Here's one of my favourite quotes about EVE:
"Welcome to Eve Online. Here's a rubik's cube, go fuck yourself."
- designer Kristoffer Touborg, discussing Eve's UI.PS: Why EVE is special to you?