i know what you mean, it feels very abandoned and grey. I learned yesterday that Apollo 17 found a patch of orange rocks. They said it was caused by ancient volcanic activity.
I imagine a high fidelity scan, that would make it possible for people to actually discover features. Since the maned mission covered very few miles.
You can fly around and check the dark side on sketchfab: fav.me/dcqbh92
The dark side is very different from the 'front', you don't have as much lava fields.