I spent my game time today overhauling my colonies. Yes, I did some more research on planetary interaction and discovered better ways to set up my colonies. I also decided to focus my PI activity to producing P2 goods. So today I redid two of my colonies, abandoned my third which was producing P1 products, and then created a new colony using what I learned. Let's just say the new colony is a lot more efficient. So much so that I will spend time tomorrow implementing additional changes to my other colonies.
I had a very expensive day today and plan on spending more tomorrow. But I'm having a blast experimenting and learning new things and when all is said and done, don't we play these games to have fun?