The problem with this DLC is, that the game itself without some flavour is quite boring and buggy. Example(s)?
"This site is protected by pirates, do you want to engage?" ENGAGE WITH WHAT SHIP/FLEET? WHERE? HOW MANY PIRATES?
Or you build a galactic wonder. Woooo, I made it! If I would only knew about it. There is NO feedback, it's like building your 30th factory.
Or invasions. You don't know why you won or lose, you see nothing, it's just a summary screen.
There are major slow downs for many users, even if you meet the recommended requirements.
And now a patch whewre you can export your designs to some website, and you can put your ship design on your desk if you pay them some money. Yes, that's what you really need in this game at this point. And the new mega events are all boring as hell, but not the ones you can pay for. These are quite interesting. Tricky!
I can understand why some people are angry.
Besides that: Steam says on the DLC page my language is not supported. Is my game now on english if I pay? Can I play? Is it a language mix? I don't know.