I too love their skill system, and I do hope that eventually with CCP puts WoD out (2015?), it'll use a similar system. The beauty of EVE in my mind has always been that even a new player, with very little training, could jump into a Rifter, and still feel like they were making a difference. Also, I don't think the gap between a new player and one with years of training, or even between a veteran player and one returning after a long absence, is nearly as large. Tippis had an interesting blog post just the other day regarding this breakdown: http://blog.beyondreality.se/EVE-Skills-3-Catching-up I think in this upcoming expansion too, the devs had stated that they wanted to let multiple characters on your account train at the same time, which is kind of a neat change.