A little off topic, but I think it would be absolutely cool to have a GalCivII style race creation interface!
For those who have never seen that. You get race creation points (like we have now), but you spend some of those points on tech trees, not just 'cool abilities'. So, for example, if you wanted to have 'Shard Harvesting', you'd just pay some points and get that tech. And, if you wanted multiple techs down the same tree, you could do so, but they cost more as you worked down the tree.
Oh, and you could select multiple levels for the bonuses for more points (say +2 to speed instead of +1, +15% to tech instead of +10%, etc).
There were a few other things (defensive bonus for your units, better sight range, etc.). We have a few now, but there were a LOT of options in GalCivII! Thanks for reminding me about that guys, now I want those plethora of choices here!
Maybe we'll see that in an expansion...