So far, most of the areas mentioned in the poll are getting better with each patch, which is great to see.
One area that hasn't gotten a lot of attention: making the cities individually interesting, and overall joined as a culture. Having a lot of cities spammed all across the map, with even more area taken up by outposts, feels like a weak area of the game.
As has been discussed elsewhere, individual cities should be given different options, to get more "personality" overall. Beyond that, the expanding territory/culture of each faction would be more interesting if factions were encouraged to keep their cities connected to each other, through various bonuses.
The part of the game involving running around on the map is great, and improves with each patch; the cities still feel rather lackluster.