I'm a veteran Civilization V player, but I'm having difficulty with the huge tech-web in Civilization: Beyond Earth. The fan-out is just too big: I start out with like 8 unlocked options, and it seems that every non-leaf one opens like 4 more.
I've installed Colorful Tech Web and More Tech Filters but I'm still getting lost whenever I need to make a choice, especially in the early game (it gets easier in the late game when I'm mostly after specific things).
In Civilization V the tech tree had 4-5 lanes and I mostly had a feeling of where stuff would be: naval at the top, then culture/religion, then science and food, then production and cavalry and finally infantry and artillery. Roughly. I can't figure out any equivalent system in Beyond Earth - everything feels just scattered randomly all over the place.
Maybe I just need more practice to start feeling my way around, but I'd appreciate any general tips that will help me with that, and I'd especially like to know whether I can characterize directions in the tech-web similar to the way I have characterized lanes in CiV.