I think it that it would be good for cliffski to create a random scenario generator. The aim would be to allow players to select how many planets in total there would be, and for the game to automatically assign anomalies routes and any other details needed.
It would also be nice to see a versoin where the player can choose the their starting point and maybe a couple of locations for anomalies. This would allow the player to create small defended areas, and if the the anomalies available for player placement were limited to approximately two, then there would still be a largely unpredictable galaxy for each new game.
Additonal Idea (Please do not damn the main idea should you only dislike this one):
In an attempt to expand on the above, i would also like to suggest the possibility of a penalty system (should my idea be implemented). the penalty system would only come into play should the player elect to use more than the standard number of user placed anomalies/facilities. It would be most likely that the penalty would only apply to those anomalies/facilities placed by the player, or in the case of ship restrictions would add additional anomalies weighted to favour the enemy.
Please let me know what you think