I’m going to beat the dead horse in the mouth some: modernize the UI. Editing the Overview Settings is a nightmare. Get rid of it. There are some good-ish overview packs done by the community, but more often than not, these are missing something and/or need a bit of tailoring to work.
And you know what makes it even worse? The regular addition of new entities etc; these community packs are not updated as often as they should, meaning each time our overview settings get wiped (for whatever reason), we have to install AND update these packs ourselves again. Every ■■■■■■■ time.
This ■■■■ alone is enough reason for newer players not to play this game. Why bother worrying about new player retention when your game has a nightmarish UI worthy of Derek Smart’s worst 1990’s space games?