Seems like there was little effort made to balance the Civilization Traits according to their cost.
Honestly, some of the traits seem blah.... while others are OMG!
Explorers / Fast seem really good.
Also the ones that give you access to additional tech seem really good. I find "Farmers" exceptionally good as it allows additional planet hexes to be terra-formed, as well as provides access to the "Bio-Agriculturist" occupation - which helps reduce pollution.
In fact, the "Farmers" is so good, it should cost 2 points.