If that helps, KSP2 will be out next year and there are quite a few very interesting space games around as the genre is seeing a resurgence these years. Rebel Galaxy Outlaw looks real good too. And if you want to scratch that PvP itch there's the wonderful Infinity Battlescape, that dares to look miles better than SC but done with a shoestring budget and 3 guys. My money spend in SC was totally disposable (and the outlook is not so good for any kind of return on investment..) and i have no religion about it. I'm a space game enthusiast, from Jumpgate to Elite Frontier to EvE and Elite Dangerous.. oh yeah 3030 Deathwar Redux might fill your needs for space faring too it's really greatDecent ordinary folks who just wanted a different space game have been very badly let down by CR.