Actually I am completely sick of Firaxis at this point, most of the triple A industry in general. BE should have taught me to know better but I gave them another chance due to BE being experimental in the first place but IMO they have now screwed the main franchise. Making a game the AI is not smart enough to meaningfully play when that game is primarily single player is the top of my list for that, all of these secondary issues like bugs,crappy build times and the creators political views injected into the game mechanics are just that, secondary annoyances. And yes, saying his perspective is invalid because you discredit his experience working on software as relevant is ad hominem. In the end as far as I can tell both of you can very realistically be lying 15 year olds, I have no reason so trust YOUR experience as a programmer over his so pointing out that **** is nothing more than a personal attack unless you can prove your credentials are more valid than his.