I gave you guys an 8 out of 10.
I'm gonna ding you on being a bit over-ambitious, and the game still is missing a number of things that you promoted for it. I understand why they didn't make it, but you kinda oversold some stuff (the new battle viewer and tactics), as well as removed some thing we kind expected to be there from last time (asteroid mining?).
There's also a few things that really feel just not quite ready yet (like the new tech trees, and how to deal with specialization) that could bake for another couple of months.
But none of that is show-stopping, and the game overall has a great polished feel, and a worthy successor to GC2.
I'm hoping that you release a couple of patches to the base game in the next 3-4 months that address some of the remaining not-quite-baked issues, then go ahead and start working on the larger stuff as DLC or Expansions.
Overall, I'm very happy with my Elite Founder status, and feel the game is very good, but not quite great. I have high hopes that it will evolve into great (meaning a 9.5 or so on my 10 scale) by the end of the calendar year.