This a a great group of mods. I particularly like the new planet menu; it saves a hell of a lot of time when you're spamming rumors.
Regarding adjusting the zoom, I like having it zoomed out more except that the draw distance doesn't seem to scale with the zoom. With the standard max zoom, I already was annoyed by things appearing and disappearing at the very edges of the screen. With the game zoomed out to 3, things are not drawn until they get to the middle of the screen. I tried modding the draw distance, but was unsuccessful. So until someone comes up with a solution to that issue, I'll stick with the standard zoom.
Adjusting the minimap, however, is very helpful. Thanks for that tip.