I'm a-ok with the lack of story, it's just that there's nothing to do really. Fly to planet, run around and collect resources, look around, go 'neat' then fly off. Every single planet is the same thing, and most of the time it seems they're not even worth exploring. The planets filled with trees and grass look quite nice though and look like they'd be more fun to explore.
You can't have massively procedurally generated universe and hand crafted story from a team of 12.