I thought it would be worth mentioning for those people who have not tried it yet, the game seems a lot better on the small map - almost like it was designed for it. A lot of the issues with trade routes are better as there are obviously fewer of them. AI gets aggressive more quickly. You don't know which AI you will get and the ones that don't land crop up in nice quests. Also with frenzied aliens on the space you can move in at the beginning is so small it actually feels like it is their planet. Anyone else got settings they found that improved the game?