I see three Wonders as being very important in the upcoming patch. 1 - Hanging Gardens. 2 - Hagia Sofia. (my favourite wonder even before the patch). 3 - The porcelain Tower. It's highly unlikely that we'd be able to get all three of them on Deity, so I'd write off the Hanging Gardens and work towards the other two. We miss out on the Porcelain Tower, and Persia who did get it have also researched the Rationalism tree. There is a case for not doing RAs with them in my opinion, I think given the situation I would only do an RA with them if no one else had the gold to actually carry one out, even then I'd be sceptical. Or is it a case of cutting your nose to spite your face? If on the other hand we are successful, would we have a problem getting any more RAs for the same reasons, I mean would the AI civs be programmed the same way that we might be thinking?