I like the new exploration mechanics. You can now get everything through the FSS when you first enter a system that previously you needed to fly toward a planet with the DSS to acheive. IE if a waterworld is 10,000ls away, you can get the credit scan from the entry point through the FSS, saving you heaps of time. As far as identifying a planet with the scan detail, if you haven't already done so, have a look at Down to Earth Astronomy's youtube item - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJTlh5MzirU. You see he shows you a way to quickly identify the planets that are likely to be more important to you if you need to be selective. Your milage may vary but it is a technique that works for me - after a little practice...... Fly safe CMDR.In my opinion the new exploration mechanics complicate a function which worked perfectly well when exploring and looking for specific types of bodies such as earthlikes, HMCs and Water Worlds. The 'scan the blobs' takes too much time and you can waste that time 'scanning' valueless bodies where previously I would have moved on. I gave up in VR as i had to use the mouse as the joystick was too sensitive to zero in on the target.
I find locating a blob from a signal 'pattern' too difficult so find each blob then tune the signal below. You get the whole system so the bonus is some reward.
The facility within the new system to at least identify USSs is however useful.
I am already Elite in exploration so may not bother anymore unless the rewards are justified. I will give it a live test when i fly back from Colonia where one commander is currently vacationing
My preference would be a system scan at present to show the bodies as now, that would enable the identification of what star they were orbiting (if multi-star system) and then the judgement could be made as to whether to scan in the FSS.The need to manually locate signals and analyse their information should not be beyond 33rd century technology. I use software now which can do this.
Aside of this moan well done FD. It may not be to my liking but i am highly appreciative of all your work.