Got the game today and played two runs for about 2 hous. Unlocked 2 new ship models and got to sector 6.
For some reason my demise always came at a point when I actually thought that I wasn't doing so bad. In fact, both times things couldn't run smoother but then some overpowered bully appeared and pwned me into oblivion.
That doesn't bother me all that much, though. The really annoying thing about this game is that you can't tell if a choice will cause you incredible damage. Like, engaging giant alien spiders and losing a crew member in the process. :/ That one really sucks.
There is a great potential for frustration in this game and it's a bit of a learning-by-dying experience but it's okay, I guess. I dig why things are done the way they are. And there is nothing wrong with it.
So, while I'm not sure it's worth the full price on Steam, getting FTL on sale was one of the better deals I made this year. I had a really good time playing. :)