I am a player in eve since 2011.
But i think the year 2017 and the first half of 2018 is really the worest experince
I have till now.
Not sure why but here the general issue i noticed:
The ratting give less Drop and less esclation and less spawn than before.
Exploration give lower benifits with huge diffrint.
Alot of Disconnect for me.
Mining Is poor and require alot of effort.
Note here that i am speaking about the general result in a year and half.
I lived in -1.0 system.
Moved to Low Sec.
Moved to porvi region.
now in High sec exploring and mining.
OFC i know the rich area is Null.
Exploring as example was giving around 500M in total before.
I can get only 50-80 Max when i was in provi.
High sec i checked around 30 systems till writing of this post and only got 12M of loot.
Measure that for ratting and Mining not to mention that the Disconnection that happen repeatdly.