Skill is relative. The link i’ve posted indeed only points out that there is lots of stuff to learn regarding solo pvp, but that’s not the end of it. Most people, who think that this game is easy, usually don’t touch it properly … or maybe they’re super brilliant geniuses, but i doubt that.
In EVE, it’s not just about game mechanics, but also about social aspects. You need skill to learn to tell who is eventually going to screw you. Who is trustworthy, and who isn’t. Whois a good asset for the corp, and who isnt’.
Skills in deveicing others… same thing. Understanding what helps deceiving others is a skill. Anything related to that, like making a pretty female portrait and behaving like on… that’s a skill too. Pretending being a non-obvious, gold digging female is hard work.
It takes skill building a reputation. Math, an important skill in trading and manufactoring, is a skill as well. I probably abuse the word heavily, but you get the point.
It’s a skill being able to lead a conversation and being empathic about what the other says. Important for diplos. Knowing how to write speeches…a skill.
There’s way more than what the game offers mechanivs wise. Most people join it, being completely clueless about the actual depth of the game. CCP’s fault for attracting simple minded people nowadays. vOv