Poor graphics, boring point and click interface (you can't actually manually fly the ships in combat) and hours of grinding needed to actually get anywhere.
Players fall into 4 broad categories
1- Hardcore - Spend all their time at their keyboards picking on newbies, sunlight will kill these people if they ever step outside
2- Farmers- Clans that mine repetively to sell ingame money online for real money
3- Drama queens - Like Voogru, who act as quasi-game police hunting farmers (because they desperately want to be admins but no amount of their kissing CCP's arse ever helps)
4- Triallers - those who play the 2 week free trial and realise what epic fail it is and do something more productive with their time
All in all, absolute fail, a game that desperately wishes it was Elite (an old Atari ST,Amiga game) online, played long term by sad lonely people whom one day will wake up and realise it is all just a load of pixels and what have I done with my life?
add to that the no-none can ever be certain that the developers are still cheating makes for a game best avoided.
secunda "but developers play this and cheat"
prima "OMG UR so gay, EVE is the shit"
secunda "LOL irony"