Sorry for the delay for my reply, but what I'm saying about the Marza is that the TEC is still a formidable foe, WITHOUT the Marza... With the Marza you can't really lose.
Also, the TEC is sort of the Median race as I see it, we aren't the best at ONE thing, but we are well rounded at EVERYTHING.
Not really, tech is a trade superpower. and on the military sides, it is a missle manic.
The only think I like about the advent is the battlecrusier, that is probably one of the ships that look "right" if you know what I mean. However, if you usually don't put refinaries but rather trade ports on either phase or tech, advent is the way to go. I usually build a research station where I won't build if I had played either tech or phase. While we are the subjects of looks, I think the research stations both civ and mil looks like research stations than tech and phase
However, the mazra, I agree, is what make tech great.
and for phase, i have no comment what so ever