I think you have a very valid point here. While I like the idea of a constant flow of skill points, and your influence on them...I find myself waiting for them and kind of incapacitated to do anything. I've built my small house, gathered some basic resourced and built some basic stations...but I can't really use them, since I don't have the skill points to invest in those trees... I think the skill point system could be combined with the tutorial to guide players better in a direction, and reward them with skill points for basic tasks; in order to get them set up better in that skill tree.