A good 4x game with plenty of options and research and planets to colonise and spaceships to build.
All the bugs have been swept off by the numerous patches - Malfador is very reactive. The community has developed graphics mods which improve nicely the visual aspect, even if this is not a game about special effects. The AI will not offer much resistance to your domination, as it is unable to create a fleet worth its name, but it can be stubborn if you increase the difficulty, and then there are a lot of mods balancing the game you can choose from.
The Space Empire series has always had a strong community of dedicated followers.
If you like organising and managing an empire and plenty of customisation, you'll be fulfilled.