For most of the content in EVE, you simply need to be there, on site, to experience it to its fullest.
I disagree completely. You bring up Asakai as an example so let's run with that: Pressing F1 on whatever square bracket your FC tells you to while everything feels like you're moving through syrup (10% TiDi doesn't make a submarine sim any better) is not a fun or "full" experience. Dealing with lag, desync, bugs (drone control, argh), the terrible EVE UI, .... is not fun in any way. The only reason you undergo that ordeal at all is because it is embedded in a somewhat interesting metagame (which takes place OOG).
To experience EVE to its fullest you need access to jabber, IRC and forums. Having an EVE subscription and logging in every now and then is strictly optional (*someone* has to log in because there's no metagame without a game but that someone emphatically doesn't have to be you).
As I write this I have a person in mind who cancelled all his accounts almost a year ago but is still a very active EVE player by staying super involved on kugu. He doesn't have to deal with "EVE Online: A Bad Game" in order to experience EVE. He probably has a much fuller EVE experience than those 80% of players who have never looked beyond shooting red crosses and white square boxes.
Being on site only makes you realize how flawed EVE is as a game. The core EVE experience - the politics, the scheming, the socializing, ... - takes place entirely out of game.