I have returned after several years as well and I will most likely quit within a week. Now lot of people will rejoice as I was a high sec miner / mission runner and casual wormhole explorer and casual visiter to null sec to annoy people with stealth bomber.
Back in the days PLEX price was 300 mils and as a miner you could have made decent profit mostly by mining ice. Then the PLEX price went up to like a billion, these days it´s 1,3 billion, while the ice price dropped drastically. I have no idea what happened, if it´s gameplay changes and ice is no longer as needed as before or if it´s bot fleets but mining ice is just a waste of time.
What´s worst, I was looking for the community and people that I used to play with. There is no one. Ice belts are dead, just orcas with mining drones, no real miners, no CODE, no content. What the heck happened?
Seeing my low profit and no community interaction, I could just log out for year and let my character train, then buy few PLEXes instead of actually making money through gameplay and be done with it.
Not sure what happened but the result doesn´t seems good. Raising PLEX prices and price deflation on some commodities (the economy should stand on) is a very strange combo.