I've been playing other, mostly newer, games lately, but fired this one up again last night. I had hit a dry spell on planets—like 6 in a row (or more) were barren, no life, no cool aesthetics, nothing worth mining, just plain boring. I tried showing this game off to my brother who was visiting, but all I could show him was... nothing.
Then last night I hit this thing:
It's basically Dagobah. It never stops raining, has tons of cool plants, grass, etc and has more species on it to discover than I've ever seen. At one point there were 3 herds of distinctly separate herbivores grazing in one field, all looking unique and just inter-mingling, some super large and some that looked like small chicken with mouse heads and antlers. Plus, fish. And it has majestical landscapes.
I'm almost done with the Atlas path... just 2 more to go, but this planet is sucking up my time because I don't want to leave.