Whoa- I didn't even know this existed! Can I part with my copy of Starship Catan though...that's the real question. It could finance North Wind and it's cool ships but I'd be down one space-themed game.
Thanks for posting!
For me the change from cards to tiles was the determining factor. I'd much rather shuffle a stack of cards every turn than a stack of tiles.
Besides, I'd never again get to say "A pirate demands four Astro".