Continuing on this thread de-railment, it's reported that this new species also eats something similar to avocado toast with a salty fermented yeast-like substance on it.
Only the finest cuisine We should probably get back on topic now.
If the planets do have more land mass, then there is more room for variety in climate which would be amazing.
But too much landmass would, or could, decrease variety in climate (not necessarily climate variability).
We live in a critical time in human development but I think I was born a little too early (or late to be honest) as we probably won't know much more about these distant worlds. 'Tis a shame the human lifespan is so short.
A few years ago I made this climate. Obviously this is impossible on Earth but I don't see why a planet with a highly elliptical orbit couldn't have a place with a similar climate (open in new tab for better view):
There's a 39.3m diameter telescope under construction in Chile which will be used for hunting exoplanets. That's almost 4 times the diameter and over 10 times the light-collecting area of the current largest telescopes. They reckon it'll come online in 2024, so a while to wait yet.