I want to like this game, so could someone who loves the series sell me on it.
Points to help guide your sale:
1) Does the series have playable capital ships (Destroyers, Dreadnoughts, Cruisers, Carriers)? If so, do they play well? Do you think X: Rebirth will be similar in that aspect?
2) Does it have mining (and by extension, do you mine for stuff to build bigger ships/weapons) and other mundane missions such as escort, trade, exploration, etc.
4) Will it blend?