More ideas are a good thing, but we should be careful not to take it personally when others disagree with us. It was not meant to be personal; just that the arguments given did not sway me. Don't just tell me I'm wrong, because that'll never advance the conversation. And best of all, I can promise that if you convince me that your argument has merit, you will have no stronger ally, no more vocal champion. But to get that, you have to actually change my mind by convincing me that your way either makes the game more challenging, more realistic, less fussy to play, and more rewarding to succeed at. All things that are good for the game, right?
Point - I agree that terraforming, once achieved at the highest level of technology, should make all but the most inhospitable tiles eligible for development. I mean, look at what we can do on our current planet! I'd add to that, that with some exceptions, I should be able to build things on most tiles right from the beginning, but maybe not "everything". Seriously, do I REALLY need arable land to build a continent of factories or a Texas-sized planet-based gun capable of taking down transports?
Point - I don't expect this to ever change, but I find the planet screen to be somewhat coarsely-granulated. It seems preposterous that a single tile can cover thousands of square miles, yet only be able to support a single city or a single space elevator. I want to see more detail at the colony level, and yet I don't want this game to become Civ VI. Maybe we can split the difference and be allowed to build a corral for those giant worms, or a dude ranch for riding those horse-sized insects? Giddyup!
Point - The Ideology tracks are not completely useless. I think they do balance out. Oh sure, one track may offer a "one-shot" improvement, as compared to that same track of a different Ideology, but if you look at the other tracks, and compare the totality of each Ideology, they do ultimately balance out fairly well with the other Ideologies. Of course, improvements can always be had, right?