it reminds me of a shopping mall. There is too much open space for it to be practical..
The big open space in the middle caused a bit of graphics lag on my somewhat above-average graphics card. I think it will lag a lot more for low-end players who use the integrated graphics built-into their Intel/AMD microprocessors, especially if there are many players running around.
But from a layout perspective, it is very intuitive. The shipyard with all ship gear vendors, ship tailor, ship repairs is in front. Admiral Quinn and all the personal skill trainers, boff vendors, respec trainers are behind. Personal gear vendors, commodity vendors, exchange market, tailor and sick bay are to the left. Club 47 is to the right.