I just finished the last expansion's campaign to see what else was added, and went to do a 'normal' game of Galciv 2. As usual, I make a custom race to fit myself and...I find that custom races have lower caps than the permade races in specific stats.
Ex: Altarian's get +25 to research [the only race to get it], meaning they have a cap of +45% research if they get the max research stat.
Custom races don't. They're still stuck on the same point system as everyone else. Which, unless I missed something, means to get the specific stats you want, you have to play as a premade race, which sticks you with their tech that you can't change.
My question is, is there a way to change it so a custom race can get the same stat benifits as premade races? Right now, custom races are looking week compared to the default ones, since some of them get really nice bonuses that cost more than 5 ability points.