Welcome to spreadsheet simulator, the game.
EVE Online is a rather daunting MMO, because unlike games like World of Warcraft and Star Wars: The Old Republic, EVE is an unscripted world, making players the only source of drive for the game. Personally, I think it's brilliant, because it leaves a feeling of randomness and uncertainty to the game, and outside of a few hours of training missions, it can be truly exciting to play.
In EVE, you have the option of filling a diverse number of roles, whether you want to trade, fight, act as private security for other groups, or any number of other roles, keeping character creation feeling fresh and interesting.
If playing games like WoW has bored you out from the same old grind to 80 (or whatever the cap is now), fetch quests, and just plain old scripting, get ready for hundreds of hours of MORE fetch quests, tutorials, and more!
Wait, no... It's an exciting world, even if it's a slow start, but highly suggested to those with the patience to experience what is one of the best MMOs on the market