bachingchung Wasn't ST before CD though? My internet is too slow to check from my phone atm.
Anyway; Swallowed Star is the best work I've read of IET, but I can see how people drop it when the space-stuff with several info-dump chapters on the new cultivation levels started. But that's a huge weakness of most CN. (Oh, okay... not Wargod anymore but Star Traveller... oh and Star.. oh and Universe... super rare... oh and Domain Lord... Oh and Sector Lord... Oh and Undying (which aren't really true to their name, since they die left and right...))
I don't need to learn of 6 cultivation levels over 500 chapters before they are relevant. (obviously often enough repeated so I know them, when relevant.... and new ones get info dumped for a few chapters.)
DE sucked for me. I never made it out of the first ~120 chapters. MC is just.... well....yknow. It felt too boring. I wish I could enjoy DE and not get cancer simply by thinking about it.
SS > CD > ST > every jp novel with an extremely obnoxious beta doormat npc MC whose beta-ness is certified by the [Cuck Corp.]™ > maaaaaybe DE after a long list of other crap