I've been playing around with the advanced start all day and it seems either the human gets too much of an advantage or the AI doesn't do a good job in allocating its gold. I've tried it from prince to deity and every time I end up considerably more advanced than any other civilization. Meaning, I grab all the wonders, freely do what I want, and was even able to acquire a vassal right away because I was so powerful. This mode seems kind of useless if it does nothing more than provide a cakewalk into winning the game. I was really hoping for a really competitive mid to late-era game, but I'm just not seeing that. Anyone else experiencing the same thing?