For the progressive automation thing, I agree. It's also kinda dumb that the only real difference between tiers is what tools you can use and a slight increase in speed. It just doesn't seem worth the investment honestly.One thing I really dislike about progressive automation is that it's not sustainable... The tools you put in the machines eventually break and need replacing... I end up feeling like why not just chop the trees down myself instead of set up a temporary system?
A couple of side-notes for feedback:
Immersive Engineering is generating its own versions of copper, silver and other ores that don't combine with the rest of the ore-gen.
Morph is most definitely overpowered... I use it because I can but seriously... Blaze mode is just crazy overpowered... Flight, superspeed and no fall damage for the win.
Also I don't think I've seen any squids floating around... Is there a reason for this?
IE: yeah I noticed that too, just completely forgot to mention it.
Morph: I like morph, but flight with it is incredibly OP. Even with the current nether unlock. I can get to the nether withing five minutes of starting a new world. That's hardly a good tech gate for something as powerful as flight. I personally like the wither unlock condition. By that point, you have a lot of other flight options available and morph flight seems like a good reward for such an accomplishment.
Squids: squids along with zulu water mobs are disabled due to squids massively overspawning. Though I do wish there was a way to get a squid spawn egg. The squid morph is incredibly useful.