But as some one who has played elite for several years, this is just how big content updates to the game go. It was this way with fleet carriers and horizons. It's frustrating for sure, but it's not the end of the world. It took them several patches to get fleet carriers stable, on it's launch most people couldn't even buy one without crashing out.
there are some tweaks that can be made to make it at least playable such as turning lower the resolution, reducing the super sampling and maybe turning down the detail a notch.
There other more egregious errors they made like the entirely horrible outfitting screen and i really really loathe the new gal map.