I did not have a good experience with EVE. For any given hour, only about 10 to 15 minutes was spent actively doing something. The other 45 minutes was spent waiting to do something. So you could quite literally spend most of the time reading a book or magazine and not miss out on anything at all. This is in no way an exaggeration. You could even read a book during combat and pay minimal attention to what was happening. Incredibly boring.
But admittedly, that was back during its first year of release. It may have gotten better since then. But I have zero motivation to ever go back to try it again. At the time, it appeared to be designed for the most casual of game players.
[Just FYI, I have played dozens of MMOs over the years - EVE was by far the biggest disappointment]