It's actually one of the best ways to go. You progress all the time, so no matter how busy you are, you're progressing at the same rate as everyone else. Rather then having to do some unhealthy 23/7 pvp grind to stay up to date. Skills can only be progressed so far, and only a handful will come into effect at a give time, , so in a month or so, you can be just as good (training-wise) as someone who's been playing for years. Then just work your "weight class" up till you're in the ship you want.
A lot of people misunderstand that and think they can never catch up...it's simply not like that.