Ok before drawing any conclusions I decided to give them a go. Maybe I am slow or confused as to how to use them, but I did two full games using them and to be honest it was as much or more micro than without them. I know they are unfinished so big grain of salt and I could be doing something wrong…
* G’s built improvements with apparent no logic
* e.g : built 3 stadiums even though my planet was already at 100% happiness; built a solar plant on an; isolated tile ; closed the circle around my research capital with a shopping center and consulate
* builds with no regard for adjacency or tile bonuses
* terraform tiles seem completely randomly placed, not going for clusters
AND why do previous (lower level) Governors remain in the list after you research the next G tech?
I was constantly tearing down G built improvements and rebuilding. And checking on planets to make sure something dumbe was't done.
I still had specialized planets and some balanced ones, but used the appropriate governor vs the wheel in all cases. The universal wheel typically had to be fairly balanced on I ran out of funds after building a few large fleets.
Both games were med maps, 4-5 opponents, genius level. No problem winning