Thanks for clarifying hearthpad, I hadn't realized it worked so disproportionately towards wonders I can see your point is very valid now. I hope they can adjust how they are weighted.
I didn't intent to call the OP out for saying wonders are useless or suggest he didn't present good ideas, it was meant as more of a general request to everyone that we should try to hammer out some good solid ideas for change.
Changing the size of the wonders down to a normal 3x3 might help. A lot of the wonders feel like they should be placed inside walls but its not easy to design a base around them without compromising the defensive attributes.