It's too deep. It requires a significant time investment. It's well done, but not for everyone. If you're looking for a Destiny or WoW replacement, it might be a good option. I like the game, but don't have the life to be able to play it the way it should be played.
Destiny replacement? I wouldn't say that.
Destiny is easy going compared to Elite: Dangerous. The controls alone are overwhelming for me at least.
I'd say if you are into PC space sims, that's what you're talking about. And distilled all those complicated keyboard controls into a controller.
It's probably well made but damn you are dead on about needing time investment.
I love space combat type games. But I couldn't stomach it.