You’ve never looked stuff up on wiki sites dedicated to games you liked? Ok, Inara etc go a little beyond that, but if you’re a dinging a game because a community sprang up around it and created a bunch of awesome resources to make it even better, then we should move on.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all aboard the “Elite Dangerous could have gone in a far more interesting direction” train too, and sure the UI could have included information making some of these sites redundant, but we got what we got and it seems some of us like it.
For the record I don’t mind people criticising a game in a thread. It’s a bit galling if you go into a thread and start telling everyone how much fun you’re having, only to have others come along and piss on it, and hearing the same grouches over and over gets boring fast, but that doesn’t mean we have to pick either extreme.
Anyway, after the insanity of playing Doom 2016 and then Doom Eternal solidly for three months, I need something a bit more meditative, and exploring the Heart and Soul Nebulas sounds like just the ticket. I have downloaded all my cartography data (phew) and will be attempting to navigate out of the station without hitting the walls this evening.