I've been hooked since I got the BC3K demo,way back when.I was impressed by the depth,scope,scale...THIS was the future of space sims,I am Kirk,Iam Adama.The only problem was it ran like an arthritic 3-legged dog on my craptacular machine
My 'Ultimate Wishlist' for the Battlecruiser franchise has always been short and have been discussed in their day:
Multi-monitors...bridge main veiwer on mon1,tacops ( perscan,logistics,et al. ) on mon2 would have been cool.
Ship interiors... even generic floorplans based on ship class would have been enough,but would have still been an un-godly amount of extra work.
Multi-player..... given the direction technology was heading and the game practically screams lan-party,we were probably going to get it eventually anyway.
The 10+ years of developing the same game into its next iteration sets the SC in a class well above the drones that would have just done a sequel in 'flavor-of-the-month'.