Research By Percentage SUCKS
I don't know why they didn't just reuse the research interface from SE IV. I absolutely hate this allocation by percentage. I spend countless minutes each turn just trying to allocate my research in a way that I get the next tech levels instead of having points wasted in half the items researched as they only get a partial level. I click on a tech, then I use the arrows to go up or down 1 pt at a time until I get the right percentage to get the next tech level. Sorry, but this is a big leap backwards compared to the old interface.
Is there a way to use some of the old SE IV features such as automatically allocating enough points to get the next level? Or at least a way to use direct values such as I could manually type in 10,000 pts in one tech?