Old rust had a very desolate feel to it. New rust just seems like one big forest. Maybe better bigger rad towns would fix this? I really like new rust but the lack of rad towns/ other buildings is bothering me
It will be there eventually.
Just give it some time and explore more. In addition to the big forests, there are also winter wastes and arid deserts. Some maps have regions that dominate others, so you might be on an Endor-like map when what you want a Tatooine.
Personally I like how the Experimental’s map is no longer just one thing; it’s the fulfillment of the implicit promise of Legacy’s map only having detail on a small corner of a larger island.