Resources are supposed to be scarce. There is a "fuel usage" estimate on your starmap near the top right under the description of what star you selected.
Quote: "ways to salvage your ship when it runs out of fuel"
Remember? "You have the first 'faster than light' ship"..... There is no one to save you if you run out of fuel. In space no one can see you flagging down a tow truck.
Planet recommendations aren't hard. In the main menu is a tab for instructions under "Options". In that, there are the recommend planet criteria. Most of the time, if it says "Earth-like", then its ok--with a few exceptions: check the gravity and check the global temp.
By the way, did you talk to the ship that saved your life? It's kind of important....
The fastest code is the code never written.