Yeah, well currently the markets are separate with good reason I suppose (first thing I did when the servers connected was add my Dust toon as a friend in Eve to try and give him lots of isk
) but have said they will link after the Dust economy sorts itself out. I do have a FW alt that I use to make isk on when 0.0 is a bit too hot and its neat seeing that the Dust wars are having an effect on the systems but your right that its very detached. I'm not even sure if we can issue Dust contracts yet. I used to have the planetary skills on an alt (now sold) but it was SO SO boring. I wish they'd make it more like a mini Civ. With or without turn based battles(troops on the ground could alter the ratio of players per side in dust), just make the building interesting and make your want to tend to it every day.
One thing sorely missing is the ability use Incarna to make characters instead of generic marines, even if they look like generic marines on the battlefield. Oh and upgrade Incarna in Eve too because all the characters look like slight variations of 4 dolls now, old ugly engine had more diversity.... but thats another matter ¬_¬ Hats and a few facemasks would do!
The one issue I have with it is that it would be SO
much better on PC. I love my consoles and tend to prefer most shooters on the controller now for comfort but Dust is so very complex (perhaps unnecessarily so) that all the menus are cluttered and confusing and hard to navigate.... and when an Eve player is saying that you know somethings up. I'm reasonably sure it will find its way to PC within a year of the 1.0 release - especially if the architecture of the PS4 means they need to rebuild most of it from the ground up to keep it relevant.
By the by, you can plug a mouse and keyboard into Dust. I just havent tried it yet because its rather inconvenient.