I don't like the look of NMS planets and I don't want them in the game. If thats what happens, that will be when I stop playing. If I wanted to play NMS, I can go and play it now.Have fun wanting that from elite forever.
For all the arguments for wanting "real" that elite provides over the "cartoon" that NMS provides, those people seem to be really cool with overlooking all of the non-real aspects of the "real" planets and systems that elite has simulated. So switch the graphic palette on nms and shaders to make it less artsy ..now what's the argument? The planets dont have stats you can view that would let you know if the rain you're seeing is possible on it? So get rid of the stats. They're not integral to the game in any way anyway. As long as you leave the things you can observe to be something that "could" exist ..you're golden and well within the realm of elite realism.
Letting the reality simulator hold back the game is stupid. If your reality simulator isn't good enough to create an engaging reality without ending up being verifiably fake, then dont report on the reality aspect to a point where what players have to fill in on their own can fit the things they're seeing. The alternative of having an inconceivably boring reality and extremely limited gameplay is not worth the loss.
As to fun, I have plenty of fun playing ED as it is now.
As to waiting for better planets, yup I can see it in a few years time. And I will have fun waiting as I will be playing a game I enjoy playing.