Eh, it just shows that it's the same things that people want. There are different takes on the same ideas, and they are seen from new perspectives, but maybe it's validation that some of these ideas are what a lot of people want.
Well, it seems pretty good...and you should be happy with it, I think. It seems closer to Civ3 than Civ4 was. Hexes are an interesting change, should be good. One unit per tile should make military strategy more important, whilst shifting the focus of the game slightly away from warfare. There are heaps of other things...I could go on...but yeah, basically, it seems pretty good.