I can’t say it was perfect to start either. When the game first came out, as someone mentioned earlier, people would lead gigas or titantasors to your base on PVE and they would destroy everything! After this happened about 3x my hubby and I called it quits. That’s been fixed now so no damage can be done offline on PVE.
So there HAVE been improvements.
As far as aholes on the servers, I've only run into a couple. Some smeagol looking dude teleported me into an underwater sex dungeon recently (I stepped onto his teleporter...) But then someone got me out and even gave me a free cryo pod. So it worked out !