Just finished playing as the Minbiri against EA, Narn, and Centari maxed out the research with no mini dumps. The Centari got knocked out early on, Narn built the most ships with EA playing very defensively (this may be down to what was selected during setting up the game as all races we're on random, i can test further once I've maxed out research on all the races).
The pirates seem a little weak especially during the late game when most of the research was completed.
Sharlin Capital ability 'Stealth on' is faulty before its researched it vanishes when you select the ability it disappears instead of saying its not researched. Once it is researched it then appears but won't go past level 2, even on a high level capitals (level 4, 5)
Sharoos has level 2 on the stealth ability when it is built (level 1) I only noticed this when I had high level Sharoos ships mid to late game.
Neshatan Gunship still has exhaust flumes on engines.
None of the Minbiri starbases will build (warrior, religious, or worker).
This game I played on hard and while more challenging than normal it wasn't much of a challenge, granted I have been playing for years but I would suggest playing at hard or above.