Eve is a game with spaceships. Spaceships are awesome, and they look quite cool in the game. There are even lasers, missiles and drones. More awesome.
I really want to get into the game, but it hasn't worked out for me so far. I've tried trial three or four times over the past three years, I know the game pretty well for a trial player, including a few tricks that'd let me get the rumored "plex within fourteen days". However, I just get bored between my first and third week every time. Combat is boring, often leading to the game being called in jest "spreadsheets in space". The novelty simply wears off after a while, but I really want to start liking this game.
I know I'm supposed to find a player corp, supposedly it's nigh-impossible to play solo. I also know that it's good to set a goal for myself, as unlike themepark MMOs, Eve doesn't serve the player a premade motivation. I've never done the former (except for the Uni which let me play solo and provided me with lessons), and I've had trouble coming up with the latter. Are there any other tips to liking Eve, or any other tips to finding a goal in the game?