@odnoliub - as a ship 4 native, I had to sign up to reach out to you. I'm sorry you had a bad experience with some players, but the same would be true on any ship if you came across similarly rude players. That is the unfortunate nature of being on-line.
I'm the leader of the Honey Badger's alliance on ship 4 (And have a 1-person alliance on ship 2) and you'll usually find some of us idling in block 1. Feel free to approach me or my members if you want some advice. Needless to say there are also a lot of helpful and friendly players in various active alliances on ship 4 as well.
If you have any free character slots, I would encourage making a character on another ship too. That way you can enjoy both ships and maintain friendships on each.
I was also wanting to come in and address the assertion that ship 4 is a dead ship - but would rather not get into a petty argument, so will refrain from saying anything I will regret later. Rather I would make the observation that while this isn't really the case, I feel that it is gradually becoming a self fulfilling prophesy the more people say it and ship 4 players start to move completely to the 'big city' ships away from their more idyllic rural home ship with the really terrible shops.
Even the most toxic player on ship 4 and the upper echelon of the alliance that were openly harbouring him recently upped and moved to ship 2.