I disagree, Elite is an upfront cost same game for everyone and pay extra for cosmetics if you want them.Hello, Atomic Shop.
Seriously, the more I think about it the less I like the idea of Arx. I was never a big fan of the cosmetic shop for Elite before, but at least then the prices were up front and not obscured behind a premium currency that encouranges over spending. If Frontier want to really go down this route then they really should consider making Elite free to play.
Free to play games tend to be Free for the base game and pay extra to advance quicker and cosmetics