Agree, culture generation feels so below par without the automatic cultural CS friends. think ive been sitting on about 80 or 90 when the Worlds Fair comes up. I usually ally a cultural CS at that point and get up to about 100 or so. Double culture when you win the Worlds Fair is still quite handy at that point. Think my writer bombs were worth about 1800 after I won the fair. It was enough to finish rat and get the good stuff from Order for a SV. The free GS and GE from Spaceship Pioneers were really handy.