As a old MMO player of DAoC, WoW and UO.
Testing a game like EVE Online was a rather huge step for me, however I quickly learned that EVE is nothing what you expect.
The game is completely controlled by players in every aspect, everyone is playing on one major server and even tho that might seem like it is insane, there are times where you will find yourself all alone in the universe.
However you start as nothing a new pilot with a endless of things you can do in the world, you can become a miner, pirate, warrior, corp leader and much much more.
You can make yourself the richest in the game or just feel like destroying other people to annoy them and steal thier cargo, you can build the largest corp or have a group of friends just mining and having fun.
Everything is your choice, there is something to do foreveryone.
However EVE is not like other MMO´s where you can just login and play for 10-15 mins and logout, EVE takes a lot of dedication and time to get somewhere, the largest ship possible to fly takes 2 years in real time to train to obtain to be able to fly and even longer to be able to use all it´s fuctions, tho your skills train even when you´re offline but yea want to be the best and the most powerfull get ready to spend a lot of time in this game.
All in all a great game and a great MMO that stands out, don´t let the monthly fee scare you away from trying as you can use in game money to buy monthly game time if you are rich enough, this wont happen after a month or two, but I did make it happen after my 3rd month and never paid since with RL money.