Just read your survey and results. What I think about the question's..(not in beta atm so will confine answers to questions 3, 4, and 5 of the survey)
#3-For me its all about Master of Magic. I do think all the other games listed are fantastic in many ways, however, MoM takes precedence by a wide margin for me as the main inspiration. Like others have stated in other forum pages if the AI and multiplayer for MoM had been better I might never have played another tbs game ever. Hotseat MoM was just a tad too slow with getting up, walking back and forth, waiting for turn, eating, sleeping..my turn!! Also why I kinda like the idea of the simultaneous turns..
#4-For me this sounds like a trick question. What intrigues the most? Why I say tricky is because I think I would take for granted that the magic system, tac combat, etc are all kinda expected whereas the Dynasty system is not something most pc games have. I know I played at least one good old game with Dynasty type idea; just can't remember what it was. Probably a DOS game..
#5-Magic system for the win!!(It is also crucial for a fantasy based game IMHO)
As a side note I am extremely pleased with the amount of dedication and interest by the overall community as it relates to Elemental:War of Magic.