Yesterday, 7:45 PM · 460 replies and 13978 views.
Your words here: "ED has great visuals for ships and stations but they never change. They all look the same after a while and mostly, you're zipping passed big circles and landing at stations. TD has times square and all these other places to go see plus all the other things like the animals and other people surviving "
That part in bold accurately describes the depiction of New York City in movies and video games...and google maps for that matter.
To say that Elite Dangerous lacks variety, yet New York City doesn't even though NYC looks exactly the same *every time* - that's just a wee bit silly.
So you're counting every little branch and twig in TD, but ED you're disingenuously discounting at least 75% of art assets right there, let alone things you don't mention like celestial objects, planetside stuff, probes, etc.? Bias much, buddy?