Hey Canadian Sounds like you took my advice and have made a very thoughtful decision! Love to see that as it is a time requirement. I don't suggest to knew ppl to make the large deposits like we discussed until they get a really good feel for the game, overall economy and the like. Yep, that takes time and there's no quick way to learn it. Gl to ya!!
I've followed your advice, and read through the various tutorials on the entropiaforum.com site. I've also watched the videos, and I now have a much better feel for EU. In some ways, it reminds me of Everquest, which I played a lot in the early days.
However, in reading over all the information, I've come to realize that getting the most out of EU would take a fairly substantial time committment (as did EQ, way back when). Looking at my real-world life right now, I have a lot of responsibilities that have to take priority. Getting involved in EU, given the time required, would probably not be a good idea for me at this point.
Down the road a way, when my life is a little less busy and I have more free time, I may very well check it out again. From everything I've read, and everything you've told me, it does seem like a good place to be.
Thank you for your help and advice, it's much appreciated! When I do get back onto EU in the future, I'll definitely get in touch.