PVP in ED gives me jack satisfaction, where in IL-2 or DCS it does, in DayZ I don't like the PVP either, but I like that danger it gives you as you move around, however in DayZ you can hide in ED you don't really have a chance unless you follow the whatever is the current OP load and ship the DEVS has given GODLY powers.
IL-2 and DCS are all stock and equal to everyone and is based on pure skill :)
Great story! It's good to do something you love and enjoy sharing with others.
Generally I think the Elite Dangerous subreddit is more laid-back than the forums. Because the controversial threads more often go to the top.
It's a cosmetic thing, you don't need it to play the game, it's just something you can do to make you ships more custom made.
Don't want to pay, don't buy it, $1 - $2 for a name plate is actually not the end of the world.