The Bios of ships are interesting and the Eve Chronicles help give a little bit of depth to the Eve Universe..
Kirith Kodachi over at the Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah (www.ninveah.com) had a project called Project Athena, where he collected together all the lore he had made regarding various ships in Eve. Sadly, it appears that the project has been delayed..
.. but I wonder, with CCP’s new emphasis back on Eve Online.. if they wouldn’t mind taking another look at that.
Plus, I think that it would be rather fun not only to do the major histories for each ship.. but little tidbits about various modules even (yeah, yeah that would definately be a OMG! sized project).
But, you would have to admit.. it would be nice to see that depth come alive again.