Lately I've been feeling a lot of ennui and apathy about playing Eve Online. The only part of Eve that really interests me much is trading. I'm already quite wealthy compared to the average player, trading is starting to feel more like a grind than fun and there just isn't much else to do in the game that I find at all interesting.
Mining? Forget it, I promised myself I'd never be a miner before I even started playing and that won't change. Probably THE most boring, repetitive thing you can do in the game.
Missioning? Extremely repetitive and boring, after the first few weeks where it's all new, missions are nearly as bad as mining. There aren't all that many unique missions, for the most part higher level missions are just more difficult versions of the same old missions you've already run far too many times at a lower level.
Exploration? Slightly less boring than mining and slightly more boring than missions. Before they completely wrecked exploration by making it mostly a mini-game. I detest mini-games like that. IMO mini-games are ok as long as they're a one time thing or are optional (you're not forced to repeatedly play some silly mini-game to participate in any particular activity), otherwise they very quickly become incredibly annoying.
PvP? What they call PvP in Eve mostly consists of what would be called ganking and griefing in any other game.... And then there's blobbing and power projection, might as well just call it Risk in Space... Risk with modified rules allowing unlimited troop movement and air drops so you don't have to worry about any real strategy or tactics and can attack anyone, anywhere, anytime. Eve wars don't involve much strategy or even tactics, it's mostly about who has the biggest fleet and the ability to teleport the entire fleet whereever they want in the least amount of time. Flight and combat mechanics are terrible with a whole bunch of bandaid "fixes" slapped on in an attempt to cover up broken, very poorly thought out underlying mechanics.
Excursions? The last bastion of PvE elitists in Eve. No thank you, I had more than enough of putting up with that type of player in WoW.
Industry? Way too complex, time consuming and <cough> "skill" intensive, I want to play the game, not play with spreadsheets all day.
About the only thing besides trade that does interest me a bit are stealth operations with Covert Ops, Bomber, Recons and Black Ops. Still based on the same poor combat system but at least it's more about strategy and tactics and not just about who has the biggest teleporting blob.