Did some trial runs of a synced extreme trial yesterday with Blade! He was very friendly, chill, and continued to play even when the group wiped a bunch. He's also been very friendly on the FC chat in game too.
Wish I had some cross-play. Maybe one of these days you'll have to try Elite. Can't ask for anything better than feedback from UEYs playing though. I think Blade will fit in fine despite his poor taste in games. Then again I may not be the best judge of that: I play Elite: Dangerous. YES from me.