Is this a deal? On paper it is, but in actuality, it's a wilful slave contract that shackles you into one of the most incredibly-realised MMO worlds ever created. The EVE Universe is full of intrigue, scandal, and full-blown wars that make most blockbuster Sci Fi movies look boring in comparison... and it's one of the last true space sims out there. In fact, one can argue that it's the only true space sim.
As an MMO, however, it'll cost you dear in terms of monthly subscriptions. You can purchase subs with funds earned in-game, but trust me, this ain't easy.