Assuming 4 cities built and 4 conquered scenario. Honor gives 24 smiles min (assuming you don't build arsenals and above) and 16cpt. Tradition gives 15 smiles min, 20gpt, 8cpt, 25% growth capital, 15% in others, wonder bonus. Liberty in the same setting would give 10-12 smiles at most, and 8 culture/turn. So if you grab say tradition+honor you're sitting on 39 smiles, 24cpt. If you grab liberty+tradition you have 25-27 smiles, 16cpt. +12/14 smiles make a gigantic difference. The new SP trees also give more smiles/GPT/beakers combined with trad/honor than combined with liberty.