I'm playing it every day, loving the gameplay loops, and enjoying new content every few months(ish) so as far as I am concerned it is "released" and only getting better. Some days I ROC mine, others I ship mine, maybe do some PVE bounties or PVP bounties, or do FPS missions with friends, do some medium hauler trading (high volume is pretty broken right now), heck sometimes I do delivery missions for a change of pace. Will my progress eventually be wiped? Yes, but I am okay with that as it does not prevent me from enjoying gameplay (in fact it ensures I will eventually get to enjoy the satisfaction of earning those ships in game again!) In many games I often wipe my own progress to experience the satisfaction of hard work rewarded again. Granted, I have no interest in SQ42 so there is that, lol. This is just my PERSONAL opinion and outlook on the game and not in any way an attempt to say anyone else should feel the same.