In the past, I've played Ironrealms games, but I've never been able to stick with them. The reason for this being the post-newbie experience.
For example, the requirements to join a house and, perhaps, join the Druids and get your own grove in Achaea should not be as taxing as it is. I looked at the help for house requirements and cringed inwardly and thought, "Why?" Admittedly, Lusternia makes things a lot easier--I remember joining a guild that had scrolls with directions on quests to do to get started.
While StarMourn does seem amazing--I'm particularly interested in this "main ark" to be played through, I'm also concerned about blind players, of which I am one myself, with spaceflight, combat etc. They say they've got a few things in the works for us, but time will tell whether it's enough, I suppose.
I've also been told to stay away from IRE because of the P2W stuff, but I'm willing to overlook that stuff for a unique and different space game here.