I have always wondered why research in 4X games has followed a linear path, where you can only research one tech at a time. Paradox has done this differently with their games, like Hearts of Iron and Crusader Kings, where you can allot points to different research streams. This would allow the player to add or take away points based on their desire to emphasize or de-emphasize a certain tech. Have the developers of GalCivIV considered this option? Would the players of this game like to see this feature in this game?