I'm going to post my response in all caps because when it dawned on me what the game was I literally yelled this over vent.
IF I WANTED TO PLAY THE AUCTION HOUSE, I'D JUST LOG ONTO MY BANK ALT IN WOW AND PLAY IT.
That's all it is. Everything else is largely automated, even the combat (which, btw, is NOT hard once you figure out how to control your spins) and so most of the pleasure you can derive from the game is playing the AH to get good deals on things to make your ship nicer.
Well forget that. Not worth it imo.