If you like the concept of Elite: Dangerous but at 1/3 the cost, this is your game. Alternatively, if you've never played a space sim before, this is a good jumping off point.
Works well with or without a joystick
Hours of gameplay; whether you're into blowing stuff up or mining, there's something to do.
Light Crafting Elements
Mix and match parts to create a ship you want, not a cookie cutter ship.
Large Universe to experience and lots going on
Not as polished as E:D
Medium Learning Curve - It takes a bit to get used to the controls / config hotkeys for your tastes
Combat and other duties can get repetative if you have gamer A.D.D. (which I do)
Could use more varied types of quests and Steam Workshop assets
Overall this game is well worth the money and is pretty enjoyable. Early upgrades don't take forever to buy and the game doesn't waste your time with silly docking procedures like E:D does. As I said before, it's not as polished as other games in the genre, though it isn't lacking for visuals.
I feel bad that I have to compare it to Elite: Dangerous so much, but that is sort of the stardard right now even if this came out 2 years before it.