I won't deny being a bit curious as to why several of the questions were about player crews, which is as we all know a topic that has been discussed ad-naseum on the forums. The site must have submitted the questions a long time ago, or something... *shrug*
Still some good info. I liked that we at least finally have Deep Space 9 confirmed as a visitable location
By the wording of the response it seems like xp will be gained by accomplishment instead of real-time training ala EVE. I guess either system works so I'm interested to see exactly how theirs is put together and what limits the upper bar for a player (a generic cap on total skill points, or just max out everything, or some other less silly balancing measure)
But its also nice to see more confirmation that 'level's will basically not exist in the game. They had officially said they were leaning towards the a skill based system, and these responses indicate that more than ever. So I'd call that good news.