In every poll on civfanatics that I have seen, the Babylonians were #1 and the Zulus were not even in the top 5. On the Firaxis poll they did not let us see the results, but I seriously doubt how the results of the Firaxis poll would be radically different than the polls we had here. I agree that the Firaxis poll had some impact, but I know from reading numerous threads and poll on this website that the Babylonians had a lot of support, in fact, I'd say the most support. Keep in mind, I'm not a big Babs fan, I rarely play them, but since we are talking about what the fans want, one would think they would choose at least the one civ that I thought was the most highly demanded. My personal take is that Firaxis is making another expansion in the near-future which will include the Babylonians and most of the leaders/civs the community wants. I'm sure they wanted at least one high-profile/highly anticipated civ to feature for the next expansion and it also works out nicely for them because they can always say "Well, Warlords was more geared towards militaristic civs and typically the Babylonains aren't known for that." I am actually looking forward to the expansion, particularly interested in the Vassal States, an excellent idea I must say and curious to see the other traits that will be included. However there are other leaders I wish to see and since I feel that another expansion is forthcoming, I want those names to have some exposure so they're (ie Firaxis and the civ community) is aware that there are a number of us who want them.