Reasons to do stuff in survival
We need a well designed, well curated default 'crash survivor' scenario, that is the standard progression to work through.
Complete with goals like busting into bases, blowing up space stations and so on. To give us a reason to do stuff.
Like Empyrion. It has bases with stuff in them that you want. So you have a reason to have fighters, and take them into battle to defeat the defences. And then repair them, and build better ones etc.
That's what we need. Something to push against.