Poll now closed. Sorry if you didn't get a chance to vote, but there's now a new improved poll available on the forums.
640 votes taken in total. That's 213.33 people who cast (I guess some of you missed out a vote or 2).
Just a quick summary of the results :-
AI Improvements - The clear winner pretty much from day 1. We all want to see the AI keep up with whatever diabolical schemes we have in store. Also, any new features should not see the AI fumble in confusion.
More components/tech - We haven't seen much in the way of new tech since the original was launched a year ago. We got some new stuff with RotS expansion, but I think this is a clear indication that we want some new toys to put on our ships.
Personell/crew/leaders/characters - Had a sudden rise in popularity on the forums recently and this shot up the chart as a result. This would add so much character and even more depth to this game.
Mod support - 4th place was a bit lower than I expected. It started the polls flying high, but slowly lost ground to components/tech and then finally got pipped by personell/characters. It's vagueness didn't help it much, but it's still one of the favourites. Also, most players know that it's going to get done in some way, so probably didn't pay it much attention.
More ship roles/images - Much like components/tech, we've been a bit starved for new ships. The expansion didn't really give us much apart from the awesome fighters, but many of us wanted a carrier class to go with them.
Bigger galaxy map - Alot of veterans feel the same way I do. The map seemed so huge when we first started playing and indeed it still seems big now, but as you get more used to the space available to build your empire, you begin to realise that it's still not enough and really accelerates the expansion phase of the game too quickly.
More diplomatic options - Alot has been said on the forums on this subject for a long time now. We've seen some improvements to diplomacy and I think this has satisfied most of us. Still alot of other 4x games do diplomacy a bit better and that's not good enough for us Distant Worlders!
UI improvements - I was surprised to see this as a mid-table answer in the poll. It's generic and could be used as an answer for any problems you have witht the game. Perhaps it's a testament to the massive improvements we got in the expansion that this isn't higher in the poll.
Ship boarding and capturing - This is just a 'wouldn't it be cool if..' suggestion. It really would be cool and it just made it into the top half of the poll which is an achievement in itself for anyone who voted for it.
More story/exploration events - I had high hopes for this, but I think this just reflects that we've had a new story to play through recently with the expansion and we've had our fill for now. Eventually this will become more important to us again.
Multiplayer - Not as high as I would have expected. I think this reflects a couple of things. First that we don't see DW as being a multiplayer experience and second that we don't want to see developer resources move from the main single player work that's being done.
More races/race families - Again we got more of this with the expansion so perhaps our need isn't so great right now.
Fleet formations - I thought this would be more popular. It was an old suggestion in the wishlist from way back and it would give us a bit more to do in space combat. Perhaps the answer wasn't descriptive enough, but I think we can chalk this one down to, 'there are more important things to work on'.
Custom map creator - This would just have been a small feature that possibly would make use of the ingame editor. Not a big one and again probably not as important as some. For me it would be awesome to create a custom Star Trek map, with the empires and space objects positioned correctly.
More space creatures - We all must be tired by now with the space beasties. Developers have already stated that more space creatures will be added at some point, but no details. Perhaps more important things in the poll saw this underachieve slightly.
More spy missions - I didn't add any specific details and can't think of any right now off the top of my head! Some Romulan I make! Just more spy missions and ways to exploit other empires and use subterfuge to get attain victory. Avioded the bottom of the list thankfully, but it's just not that important right now.
More starting empires - PLEASE! NO MORE! I find the max at the moment quite enough to deal with, but I understand if some would like to see even more added, especially if we get a larger map size.
And that's it. A successful poll if I do say so myself. Thank you everyone for voting and suggesting new answers for the new poll.
Let's hope the new one works as well as this one did!