I think you'll enjoy Starbase, as it fixes the major gripes I and others have with Space Engineers (lag, oxygen/hydrogen upkeep being a chore, and having to manually haul hand-mined ore to your ship are the main ones).
Thanks for the welcome. The US based Draconis server was fun (multi-server tech), our faction got booted for being too good - challenging the meta. Draconis does re-enforce the idea that its best if all are playing in 1 server. Hoping FB has the tech sorted for SB.