Quite frankly, that stuff is worth the $4 and the slight inconvenience of having to put the disc in to play. It arrived about 2pm. I was playing, took some screenshots and a video so I could mention it on a few forums and the blog.
As everyone knows, No Man's Sky is a procedurally generated space survival/exploration/trading game with 18 quintillion planets to explore. Literally! In scientific notation there are 1.8 x 10^19 planets. Every player starts on their own planet and it is unlikely anyone will see another player.
I started off on a cold foresty planet. Just so you know, you can't change the units from Metric to Imperial. While I can deal with meters/kilometers, I still think in Fahrenheit.
I haven't upgraded the ship or my multitool to the LE ones yet, I'll wait till I get a hyperdrive for the starter ship, because if you switch to the LE ship it still bugs you to make a hyperdrive even though the LE ship is equipped with one. There are no pictures of my in-game character because you simply never see yourself and there is no 3rd person mode.
Quick video, 10 minutes:
I did start streaming to YouTube my first moments, up till I had to take a bathroom break, but that isn't available in the archive yet.
Overall, I'm having a positive experience so far. It's minecrafty, but space-y, with that whole 70's sci-fi novel cover aesthetic. Quick tip, you can use all the scan beacon options if you make multiple bypass chips and I recommend doing so since it adds points of interest to your "Radar".