Exactly! There are a lot of players who don’t prefere PVP. Me and a lot of my friends enjoyed the skirmish in the first game and progression and ship-leveling was the only thing kept us playing the game. If there will be no PVE progression and building a persistent, personal fleet would be a nobuy for us all (almost 30!! people of our 40k Club).
Devs read forums (steam etc.)!!
Think of it if you really would release the game like this!
Think of your other promises (bigger fleets for example) you made!
Don’t tell us, what we want to have in the game!
Listen what we want or you will lose money and confidence!