I played EVE for about a year before I grew tired of using bootcamp on my Mac so I can understand some of your complaints. I would like to comment though...
1-The skill system is actually fairly good at leveling the playing field better than any other MMO. The reason being is that the skills are ranked 1 to 5 with each increased level granting a smaller increase. The analogy would be on a scale of 1 to 100 where 100 is the max performance the level 1 grants you 50%, 2 gives 75%, 3 gives 85%, 4 gives 93% and 5 gives 100%. It is pretty fast to level up many skills in the 3-4 range which puts you behind older players but not by leaps and bounds.
2-The game content is very repetitive but it serves as a means to end rather than the "main show".
3-The UI is downright crap. Not only is it not configurable things like the overview window can slow down the client from trying to track dozens of moving objects in real time.
4-This aspect of PvP has grown worse of the years. When I played most combat was still 1v1 mainly with small 3v3 types skirmishes at times.
5-The single game world is a big plus community wise but since the PvP and economy rewards large groups of players in small areas the server resources can't adapt quick enough. The lag around JITA was, and probably still is legendary. Also for a game that is primarily rendering "empty space" with some stations and ships the frame-rates were never very good.