Full disclosure: I admin Community 1 and Im also a discussion moderator for SN.
However my opinion is based from what I experienced when i was just a player. And what I have seen since then till now from both the developer and the players in the community who give input and speak to, post or email the developer.
As an early access game there will be bugs, and things that need to be adjusted with each new update. New content and mechanics are always being added, revised or even removed based on what the community has to say. So it's something to consider. If you want to complain but never post or email your input you can't expect to see any change. So that is something to consider at this stage in its development.
The developer MrBenjammin is very active in the community and has even been seen hunting the Magmasite Queen with people. From what I experienced before becoming friends with the developer he would log on and jump into my system/sector and check out the latest builds and just have casual conversation about building and mechanics. It was pretty cool to learn straight from him and why I put the steam guide together to share the knowledge. Since I now admin I have seen him do the same with many people and their Nations. I can honestly say he loves seeing what the community comes up with.
If you enjoy building things both stationary and with the capability to pilot it around, shooting someone in the face, being a sky pirate, gathering resources, or hunting bosses with the Developer then give this a chance to make your own decision about it and help shape the game for its full release.