Many times I find myself going back and forth between an item and my ship to see how the effects change the ship’s stats.
Comparing items would be much easier if ship stats were always shown; they could be placed right above the chat with a toggle button for people who don’t care about them.
Also, I find it annoying to have items grouped; one is often more interested in comparing two items rather than comparing two version of the same item. Wouldn’t it be better to provide a single tab for each item showing the description along with the price and a little “buy” button for both version of the item?
Basically I think that the interface isn’t comfortable at all for comparing items and their effect on the ship (which should be the main point of customising themI guess) with all those pop ups and such.
This game is nevertheless great, keep up the good work!