I started playing last night and I just fell in love with it. There was one thing I didn't like though was the space monsters they are OP at the beginning of the game. I wish there was an option to turn them off during game setup. Then when I am better at the game I can then turn them on in a game down the road.
The game took some getting used too at first with the new changes in design. I still can't figure out how to edit sponsors for my shipyards. Perhaps that is being worked on. I wanted to add Mars to Earth's shipyard. Because I added a governor to Mars I think I made it into a core world mistakenly. And this is why I can't sponsor it to Earth's shipyard. You guys can let me know.
I love the expanded techs because at normal research it feels like we are growing but yet everything we learn has time to develop and we have time to use it before things become obsolete.
A few small changes I would consider.
Being able to change governors after so many turns. Perhaps this can be linked to government types later. Elections for instance could change governors.
Give more options when surveying anomalies they have been getting a little repetitive. Although it's nice to be able to sell parts I don't need for 500 credits.
I will play some more and get back to you about more things I see.
Thanks for a great game so far though.