Obviously the affinity system heavily favors focusing on techs that give just one affinity (if you are running around with tier 4 soldiers and your opponent still has tier 2 soldiers because he researched balanced techs, he is screwed). This really annoys me because there are lots of useful buildings/advances in techs that aren't my main affinity and if i research them, i fall behind in the affinity race. Does anyone have any suggestions? I also noticed that the early affinity units are pretty meh. For example i can build CNDRs which have 24 combat strength, but by the time i get a sizable amount out, i'm already at the next affinity level which unlocks strength 24 soldiers....that require no resources and have tons of bonuses from previous upgrades. Is this just me? It feels like it is way too easy to make units obsolete through researches before you can build and use them properly. How do you counter tacjets bombing your units...when your cities are too far away for your own jets to help? (this assumes carriers are not an option).