I haven't had a whole lot of time lately to play X3:TC. I've been letting it run overnight and while I'm at work, but I've had very little time to actually sit down and play.
I've got a couple complexes selling space fuel and space weed. They're making me plenty of money.
I've also got a couple factories making energy cells. They aren't making me much money, but they're improving my relations with the neighbors.
All of that is happening while I'm away from my game. So I've got good standing with everyone, and plenty of money, but no time to do anything with it.
I'm wanting to start on the hub missions... You get your own sector of space, which you can connect to any other sectors that you want. Sounds pretty nifty... But it also sounds like it requires a good bit of time and effort to make it happen.