And that's Not true either. It depends where you are in eve, which Corp you're in and what you do. And it depends on your mindset when you Play too. I pIayed eve for over 10000 hours and loved the player experience.
Smacktalk in local? Hilarious at times and when you're Not in the mood just ignore it.
Sowhat do you mean by that?
Well that's your problem then isn't it, Not DUs?
If you can't take orders easily in a social MMO then either live alone and do stuff alone or create your own org and run it. You have to work together in Du to get things done faster, better and more efficient, that's the point of socializing and rebuilding civilization
Which "exploits" so you mean?
And what exactly did the goons do? Burn jita?
Again: If you're a "carebear" (and i don't mean that negative!) and just can't wrap your head around PvP for whatever reason and your mindset isn't the right one to play in a hostile and PvP heavy area - then that's fine and ok. In eve you're never 100% safe, anyone can attack you at any time.
In Du you can be 100% safe, do everything the game offers in a 100% non-PvP environment (scanning, mining, building, flying, Trading, ....).
The Moment you step outside the ASA though, you can be attacked. Does that mean you'll die everytime you step outside? No, ofc not. Be smart about it, survey the area. Socializing with ppl helps and asking them for intel (has SOMEONE been Seen? Are Pirates Here?). Friends help too. Think before you do something - maybe it's better to hide a bit more and Take the longer route to your Destination, so the Others don't spot you.