I am about to delete the game totally from my computer.
I don't usually play games with a significant PvP element but stayed with this one in the hope it might develop some balance. I stayed when my Hero was all but wiped out because my settlement stood in someone's way and played a defensive game because that was all I could do. I stayed because I wanted to see if it was possible to progress the technical tree without aggression.
Now I believe I can find better things to do with my time. I play another game where the PVP element does exist but is not central to the ethos of the game, where I can avoid PvP by avoiding certain areas or actions.
No doubt the projected game will continue to be a success with players who prefer PvP, but I don't care to wait around to see.