If you played to a peaceful victory, then why so much firepower?
Peace Through Superior Firepower.
There are some nice stats here, but this is end game and I'm more interested how you got to this point. I've never even made it this far. How you micro-managed this monstrosity is very impressive.
Very curious how you got all the other races to like you so much. I play humans almost exclusively and I usually end up at war with the insectoid races very early on and it seems no matter how much money I gift them I can never get them to a positive relationship due to government differences, racial/instinctive differences, and in later stages of the game my size difference over theirs. I've also found that once I get to be way out in front of everyone else, even some of the friendlier races tend to become jealous. I notice you don't have any relationship greater than a free trade agreement. Probably to keep you from getting drawn into other people's fights?
What game version are you playing? I play Legends with latest beta. I have mixed feelings about playing the beta but there are a few things I like about the recent versions that I can't go back.
What aspects & policies do you leave to AI control, or do you run everything on manual? I notice all your tax rates are set to 0%.
You say you don't like cruisers much, and I'm curious why because other than the default design with each class and minimum requirements for certain classes like carriers, there is really no difference in the military ships. I've never tried it so I could be wrong, but I think you could have a size 200 capital ship and a size 1000 escort if you wanted to.
I have started hundreds of games but never finish any of them, and I seem to prefer the early to mid game over the later game. Probably because the micro-management gets out of control, but that's one of the things I like about this game so I probably need to change the way I play it. I play most games open sandbox with Shakturi turned off because they always end up kicking my butt when they arrive due to their built in cheats and the fact that they always seem to arrive at a bad time and in locations where I am vulnerable. Plus, I think I am so stuck in my style of play that I need to re-look how I play the game and start trying new ideas.
Anyway, impressive game and you have given me some new ideas to try for the way I play.