Name is Mike, a 46 year old living in south west UK, but originally from Wales. Played the original Elite back in 84 and have been a fan of the genre ever since. Played all the Elite games, the X series, etc, and also quite a few MMOs such as WoW (for a short while), Guild Wars, Guild Wars 2, LotRO...
I've had ED since Alpha release but have limited my game time beyond testing to keep the excitement levels high (this game makes me feel like a kid at times). I think that will change with Beta 2 and I'm going to devote a bit more time to it.
See you out there!