i play on monarch, and usually make pyramids a big priority. now i'm questioning it, and wondering what i could be saving my chop-rushing forests for instead. is representation really all it's cracked up to be? i think it boils down to a couple of considerations: - from what i've read, high commerce and a financial trait with cottages outweighs specialist researchers, even with representation. this would seem to negate the bonus of research for specialists (since you wouldn't be using them) - how hard is it to keep your cities happy? is the representation bonus still worth it if you've got happy-making resources? - how valuable is the GP bonus for engineer? is this, perhaps, the biggest argument for pyramids? if anyone has a good argument for a different early wonder (or saving the forests for a later one) i'm all ears.