EVE Online advertises itself as a space exploration adventure that will allow you to build power and wealth while exploring the vast reaches of space. The commissioned officer edition is an attempt to get new players into EVE and help reduce the steep learning curve by giving them access to a "cerebral accelerator." This is supposed to quickly increase your stats and make it easier for you to catch up with other players.
Having never played EVE Online I had hoped that I could offer you a perspective of a player who has always loved space adventures and enjoys an MMO occasionally. I had no idea what I was getting into.