Being given a small list of techs that I can research does not appeal to me. I like having the whole tech tree being open for me to research.
I really want to see how it plays before deciding, personally.
Certainly a "these 5 techs could happen faster because your scientists are inspired to work on these ideas" mechanic is not something that I inherently dislike.
And certainly also having access to the whole tech tree and choosing what to research is not something that I dislike either.
I'm actually curious if some hybrid-system ends up being implemented. But until I've played it I really don't feel like I have strong feelings about the issue.