I think my list would be pretty similar to everyone else's. I generally see the Calabim, Lanun and Ljos doing very well. Don't think I've ever seen the Balseraphs not in the top three. Hippus always seems to really own at the beginning, then start to fade toward the middle, for whatever reason. The biggest failure is consistantly the Elohim for me. Right up there with the Illians for the smallest nonfactor in games. Khazad never get off the ground . They build two cities, and never anymore as their rivals spread across the continent. Luichirp are usually at the bottom of the list too, which is a shame, because I'd love to actually face the golems for once. Clan and Doviello tend to start out okay (Though not as good as the Hippus) but usually crash after. Sometimes the Clan will cling to the middle ranks, if Sheelba is in charge. Malakim are often on the low side of the middle. The Svalt, Sidar, Bannor and Grigori usually have fairly unremarkable careers in my games, never rising above the middle ranks. Thankfully they usually stay out of the bottom. Kurios (when going Leaves) always used to dominate my games Pre-shadow or so, but have been nonfactors since then. Sheaim and Amurites are wildcards. Sometimes they do very well, sometimes they flounder. Oh, and of course, Hyborem and Basium. They don't totally suck if they get some land to themselves. Which happens in about one out of every ten games for any given one. Even then, they're usually stick to the bottom rank with magnets.