OK, the whole diplomacy screen gets on my tits now. I don't want to see the ugly fuckers prattling on about utter bollocks (as they do most of the time), just give me a simple popup window. It gets annoying. They say useless stuff too often. I like the whole diplomacy side of things (if it worked right) but I would rather the animation for it wasn't there. It gets in the way. Sometimes keeping it simple is best.
Oh, and they are all liars. "Sure I will stop converting your cities". Two or three turns later, bam, there goes another one converted. Also, they get really pissed at you for utter nonsense reasons.
Oh, and one last mini-rant. Their starting city is the other side of the map, but their next city is right next to you. Hmmmm.
You wait till I get nukes. They are all fucked.