I wouldn't mind paying 5 bucks for new civs for Civ4 now, but for Civ5? The game has only just come out for goodness sake! To charge at the beginning/to create two tiers of player just to increase some distributor's profits? This is a violation of traditional developer-customer etiquette. This is further evidence that the developers have turned into another group of money-men. I mean, they always had to earn money, but with the game being dumbed down so much AND getting chopped up for extra profits ... this is a sure sign they have abandoned their traditional customer for a shot at the big money. I would say ... go for it ... what's another Warcraft game among many? But they control the rights for the format and are actively stopping better motivated developers from offering a higher quality game.