Totally agree. I think it would be better if they simply add new/deeper meaning to the exisiting geological and biological findings: may be some additional information to discover with some new ways to get it. Honestly, I would like to see more RPG elements there (skills) - say, "after you scan 100 bark mounds you will get ability to exctract the N element from them to sell", or something like this, so we will really get a reason not to skip them.Probably worth bearing in mind that we cannot yet land on atmospheric worlds - so we can only find life that can survive in the vacuum of space or on airless (or near-airless) planets. And it's very implausible that life could evolve or survive there.
Which puts FDev in an awkward position. They want to give us goodies to find, but they haven't got around to giving us access to the places life is likely to exist. So personally I'm hoping they don't put in any more weird space life, and hold off until we have atmospheric landings and access to more plausible habitats for life.