Hey dlouisbriggs and gabdecsters,
Just chiming in here with my two cents. As gabdecsters already pointed out, the vast parameter space that the Express Generator navigates through is indeed colossal. Here's why the uniqueness in each run is not just expected, but also a feature:
Randomness & Complexity: With such a huge array of possible combinations, even 5000 instances can yield vastly different results. This is because the parameter space isn't just large; it's practically infinite when you consider all the variables and their potential values.
Genetic Algorithms & Local Maximums: While genetic evolution is an alternative method used by other platforms, it's not a silver bullet. Scientifically speaking, a local maximum is a point in the search space where the solution is better than the surrounding points, but it's not the best possible solution overall. Genetic algorithms can sometimes get stuck in these local maximums, failing to find the absolute best strategy.
Personal Experience: Since I started in 2008, I've tested a multitude of platforms, and I can confidently say that EA Studio and Express Generator have consistently delivered the best strategies for me. The Express Generator, being essentially a turbocharged version of EA Studio, offers the same quality results but at a much faster pace.
In conclusion, embrace the diversity of outcomes as a testament to the power and sophistication of the Express Generator and EA Studio. Keep experimenting, and remember that the search for the perfect strategy is a journey, not a destination.
Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor!