Just wanted to say thanks to Ned, Blake and Fitz for this great research! It really amazes me how long it's taken the SMAC community to figure this one out, and slowly but surely the pieces have been coming together on the forums for quite some time. This article is the coup de grace and cap on the LONGstanding ecodamage discussion. Whew! Finally! I for one really appreciate the article and think it's especially well written.