I wasn't going to do this, but it was asked for in one of the polls. I think I know what the answer to this is going to be as well, but here goes. ARC - Covert Ops can be quite powerful, but you don't really get into them till the mid game PAC - "nice" bonuses, nothing more. Many wonders are worse than ordinary buildings, so who wants to build them quicker? PAU - get a bonus when healthy, and from very early on, you're not healthy, and it doesn't matter. KP - ability to grow quicker is good, especially in a game that favours ICS Brasilia - meh. Very little melee combat in early game as cities are so powerful, ranged combat is king until you get to affinity units. Franco-Iberia - nice reward for going down the culture path. Polystralia - hmm, I wonder who might win this poll? 5 trade routes in your capital? SF - extra 20% on satellites is meh, as they're up there for a long time anyway, and you don't get any really decent ones till the mid game. Free tech for first satellite is good though if you can pop a sat with your explorer. EDIT: dammit, can a mod add the poll for me please?