This is like everything I wanted in a multiplayer game. Fast paced, health pickups, power ups, difficult to use but very rewarding weaponry, pretty explosions, no respawn timer, all weapons available at the start, rocket launchers, dogfighting, 6 directions of movement, cover, objective based modes, roll out routes. I forked out the $25 as soon as I heard it existed.
Only thing... I can't play it. More practice is required, but after about 3 hrs of crashing into walls, never getting even close to a kill, I went away and played about 20 hrs of Freespace.
(No crashes, but only played for about 3 hrs)