I’m from a different generation of EVE players, as you probably know. Multiboxxing wasn’t that much of a thing in my first years and I disliked the idea, because it kind of undermines the point of playing and RPG. EVE is the first and only RPG I ever played, not counting my short excursion into ArchAge, which was too easy and thus boring.
I liked doing PvE in my first two two years. I was a resident of Deltole, which was a huge social hub filled with people who took care of each other, shared loot and stuff. Hard work, but 20-40mill per hour were doable … until farmers came griefing us, literally, because they refused to share and always kept everything for themselves. That’s a story that would easily fill its own post. Nowadays Deltole is a sad shadow of its former glory, thanks to them … but I digress. Good memories.
I still like doing PvE. Warped an Orca to a FOB, because why not, and got my ass handed to me. Pedro saved it and lost five or six ships… the intensity and panic was absolutely HILARIOUS! Warped a Tornado to a FOB and engaged the rats with my usual techniques… man, hard work, but fun!
Most people I’ve talked to, who PvP, really don’t seem to mind PvE, as long as it’s not about farming endlessly for money. The few people who really seem to hate it seem to be more of the arcade type who only want to do one thing only.
Many many people who only do PvE blindly assume that people who PvP do only that, but that’s really not the case. I’ve been a miner and LOVED IT as long as it kept me busy (sometimes with mining-PvP sprinkled in), I did industry, lots of social stuff outside of PvP, even exploration.
Hell, most people I know would mine if the profession wasn’t hogged by afkbears simply because mining = resource gathering and thus a huge conflict driver.
On mobile, hopefully I didn’t miss the mark with my reply.