CMDR Rayvin here. I read about the group recently and decided to join, because I like the idea of being able to roam around the galaxy and meet friendly people. I generally prefer a PvE oriented playstyle, which I had up to now by playing mostly in small groups with friends or solo, with occasional visits to open. So now there is more people to meet in game with lower risk to be blown out of space by "over-eager" pirates.
I first played Elite with a friend on his C64, later Elite+ on the PC, followed by Frontier. I got Elite:Dangerous right after launch.
At the moment I am mostly flying around, looking for trading opportunities and doing all sorts of missions to increase my standing with the Empire. Maybe I can get me one of those Imperial Cutters some time in the future
Also doing some sightseeing from time to time, when flying around the occasional tourist group taking them to all those points of interest.
Looking forwards to meet you in game.