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Several mods give you additional planets, including 7 Deadly Sins and Distant Stars.
Cities are all the same from race to race. The more models and textures you add, the more the game loads up at the start, even if a particular race is not present. For every tidbit, you move closer to a 2 gig memory limit that will crash the game. By making these features homogenous, they ease up on that happening.
It is possible for mods to add skins that enhance what is already there, but most prefer to eat memory on new planet types rather than visual effects on pre-existing planets.