Here's a nice simple discussion for all teh Civ fans - what is your preferred victory type? (For Civilization 5 that is)

I personally think that Diplomatic is the best - all the bonuses you get from allied city-states contribute hugely to your military, culture, finances and technology - as long as you focus on making enough gold to maintain them all. I think that scientific is probably the one I aim for most commonly though - the fast acquisition of techs allows me to maintain a strong, modern enough military to deter anyone going for a conquest victory. I've found culture to be rather difficult; it's hard to maintain a strong military when going for culture, and I usually lose at least one important city before game's end. Conquest is really a chore on anything larger than a standard map, at least in my experience.

So I'm pretty much a Diplomatic/Scientific player then =D