I enjoy it quite a bit. It's very different from other space 4x games. Altho the galaxy is fairly large, economic factors tend to limit the number of starships and colonies you can have, so, even though it's a continuous-time game, you're not overwhelmed trying to keep track of everything.
Also, the game auto-pauses at pretty much every point that you need to take some action, and a message tells you what sort of action needs to be taken. It can be a bit confusing at first, but it doesn't take long at all to get the hang of the system. Help pop-ups are easy to access, "tips" appear when you do something that makes them appropriate, and the online manual is available from within the game. So, it's a well-executed design, in my opinion, in terms of interface/user-friendliness.
Gameplay is intriguing and fast-paced, and, altho it covers the same ground as other space 4x games, does it in a unique fashion. If you like space 4x games and would like to play something different from the standard approach, this is definitely worth a try. I think it's highly underrated.