I'm excited for SSSP cos well, I'm excited for anything new.
But deep down we all know it's not gonna be able to hold a candle to games that specialize in that type of game-play. A year ago it would just get blown away by EVE. A year from now Star Citizen will just highlight the inevitable b-grade quality of it further.
This may be true, but, I don't like EVE and have no desire to play Star Citizen. What matters is whether their new space combat is fun and has a solid place within this game.
So in the end it's just money and dev time down the drain. It's gonna be a huge fan service but honestly, it's not gonna bring in space sim people cos it's not gonna be a space sim, at least not a serious/specialized one. I dare say the resources would have been vastly better spent on porting this game onto a new engine that doesn't get done in by chat bubbles and 40 toons on screen.
We'll just have to see. To some people any money spent on anything they aren't personally into is a waste of dev resources.