I've been back for over a week now, and finally settling into things. The exploration data I collected during my trip to Sagittarius A* netted me around 40 million credits - eye-staggering for me. I decided to splurge out on a Vulture, but after getting soundly beaten in some of the low security conflict zones, I decided to go back to what I enjoyed the most - trading. A short stint with the Lakon Type-7 got me the foothold I needed to get a Lakon Type-9. What a surprise!
After jetting around in the galaxy in Cobra's and Asp Explorer's, the only comparison I can make to flying a Lakon Type-9 is trying to glide a brick gently as it falls off a high cliff top. It works, it's got a tonne of cargo space, but flying it is not fun. I'm going to use it to springboard me to Anaconda. My total assets at the moment are enough for a basic Anaconda, plus insurance, but I figure what's the point? I don't want to sell my beloved Asp Explorer, The Damascus, so I will hold on a bit more, keep churning away those missions and trade trips, and get this done properly. I don't think the Anaconda will handle any better, but it'll have a bigger jump range and decent cargo space, and that's just what I'll want.