This is a rant, in a way. I love this game and I LOVE my wife, but the two don't work well together.
So, the first game I played took about 35 minutes with the core set only and my wife said that it was enjoyable. The next game, with one ship added to each side took nearly 1.5 hours. Now, I don't mind so much, but my wife got tired of it around the 40 minute mark. Since she is the only one I can play with, I probably won't be having any massive games any time soon. Really, I thought that the game would be a very quick game (like 15-30 minutes), but the dice rolls with focus tokens almost always end each attack turn in wash. I may have to modify the rules an eliminate everything except moving and firing for her sake. I may even eliminate shields and just add them to the hull value with no way of retrieving them.
On a side note, we just got a new table that when is EXACTLY 3 feet wide when the leaf is out of it. Nice.