Ok, I've been hearing a ton of buzz about this, and from what I've heard, the premise is interesting - open sandbox type game, objective is, loosely, to make it to the center of the universe, exploring by moving planet to planet on your way, mining for resources, trading, exploring, discovering/learning things, naming species and planets you find along your way, etc.
I need another time-consuming hobby like I need another hole in my head, but how is it? Worth checking out? Is this something I can grab on Steam for a Mac, if I decide a social life is kind of overrated, after all?
I listen to a ton of game podcasts and keep up with all the gaming news. The general consensus is that its cool, but super repetative. Its basically managing resources by mining empty worlds for the same things to go to a different star system to do the same thing over.