So it's been more of less confirmed today that EFT Patch 0.10.5 is "imminent" and we're to expect it within the next 2-3 week. Moreover, this patch is likely to include a data/character reset due to the major new feature addition of the the 'Flea Market' - a player trading market and changes to the AI trader behaviors. Basically this is expected to see major changes int eh game economy, making it more dynamic and completely responsive to player trading.
As exciting as this is, it's obviously frustrating to have to endure another data reset. However, the devs have also released information about the next major patch that's set to follow, stating that 0.11 will be a content patch adding the new Terra Labs map, at least one new weapon the HK 416 carbine assault rifle and some "surprising" mods for the Mosin Nagent rifle.
Again, as EFT is still in Beta these resets and updates are to be expected, as are unexpected date changes or patching and feature changes between patches. We'd urge you all to be patient and help the development by reporting all bugs productively.