Finished my first complete game of the beta took 5:50 and change to complete.
I found it to be an excellent game and really enjoyed it glad i came back.
The Research screen i found really nice and was easy to use .
Specially the little number 1's that appear to help you see at a glance what is being worked on and what is waiting to be done in que.
The only thing missing is a little 0 in the top right corner showing you have no research in that area yet. And maybe a small check mark to show you have completed all possible research in that area.
I found late in game i spent a lot of time going over and over icons to make sure i had finished that area of research.