I have to say, I was nodding as I read that quoted paragraph, as I recognise myself in what he says. I love the exploration and set-up portions of the game but often lose interest by the final third. I play primarily as a builder: I don't really enjoy winning, except for those rare snatched-from-the-jaws-of-defeat moments. If you play primarily to build up a successful empire, once you've done that, you feel as though you've already 'won'. In Civ 5 I finished probably no more than a quarter of the total games I started. In Civ 6 so far, it's actually a lot less, because somehow the late game in this iteration is even less interesting than in 5. I did, however, also think that such a mindset is probably not typical among people who post here - but I can well believe that the majority of Civ players have an approach a bit more like mine.