|I have never been a fan of the mineral circles. So, the clan circles don't interest me too much. But, I really like the temperature button and I really, really like the ownership button. It helps me visualize possible opportunities and problems.|
People have been suggesting that we be able to draw empire boundaries on maps. "Ownership" basically fulfills that request. I think it does it even better because you still see who owns exactly which planet. Yet, since it uses circles, we can keep the planets/SBs special colors that we like for special purposes.
Also, the circles seem to be just the right size. I also like the default colors for regular games. Looking at the graphs for a few months has conditioned me to those colors. It makes it a little weird with team and melee games. But, those are special conditions. I am sure after a few turns those will become familiar, also.