I'm about to play a game right now of it.
I have to say, I'm really happy with v2.01. The pacing just seems really good. I'm still looking at the different AI players to see how they can be improved further.
Just as a rather obvious AI flaw I was noting the other day that I would think would be an easy fix -
I've noticed that when either AI's or I capture a planet, it kicks in auto-upgrades, with one obvious mistake that I fix immediately and the AI doesn't. When a human captures a planet and starts auto upgrading tiles, the first thing you do is move the industrial upgrades to the top of the queue.
The AI doesn't seem to - I constantly see an AI capture a planet and start uprading labs to discovery spheres or something, *then* way down in queue start upgrading the industrial resources that would make upgrading the first twenty items take twenty turns instead of two hundred.