I was shocked that they did AoE 2 DE DLC at all (I mean, I knew that if they did any DLC, AoE 2 would get it first). Then I had hope that there could be a DLC for AoE 3 DE. In my opinion, it is AoE 3 that needs more new civilizations than AoE 2. Besides, AoE 3 is easier - it concerns the age when great empires appeared. It only needs 4 new European civs (Italians, Poles, Austrians and Danes) to fill the gap.
Other regions should receive at least 4 new civs (Africa at least 5 because it was not there in the basic version).
AoE 2 has got stuck in its plethora of civs - it just has to do a lot so as not to hurt other civs for not being represented in the game. Western Europe is already mapped sufficiently there, but Eastern Europe still needs love:
1-2 new umbrella Slavic civs - (so that each of the Slavic subgroups has its representation. The current Slavs represent only the Rus. It is not allowed to represent all Slavs)
1-2 Caucasus Civs - Georgians and Armenians
I will not present other regions because it is Eastern Europe that is most neglected by everyone. Which doesn’t mean I don’t want new civs from other regions;)
Before the “Lords of the West” was released, I hardly thought about new civs for AoE 2 (at most about the above civs).
That’s why I think that since the DLC for AoE 2 DE was created, they should also be created for the rest of the games in this series (AoE 1 DE probably killed the developers, I don’t want the same thing to happen to AoE 3 DE).