If Alpha Centauri subforums can have big threads on this topic, we can too. The Amurites, Elohim, and Kandros Fir's Khazad all seem well off. Lots of cool magic runs through Amurite society, making for a more convenient lifestyle and some spectacular shows (namely executions.) The Elohim are the standard "nice guy" faction you find in any setting with splintered factions like this. Kandros Fir, unlike his more distrustful, isolationist counterpart Thorne, runs a wealthy, open empire. Calabim and Bannor are no brainers for worst, of course. There are some happy Calabim, the ones at the top, but most of the population is used as food and slave labor. The Bannor are a heavily religious society, the bane of anyone smart enough not to choke to death on their own drool. On top of that, they're a dangerous military dictatorship.