I have just began to play C2 after beginning Civ on C3 (at it's launch) and then C4. I just want to take this opportunity to say that I consider this early version of the ART of programming for 'gamers' to be 100 % of what I consider to be a strategy player's dream. The fact that I am not really very good at playing it provides me with added momentum to play and play again. Well done Mr Reynolds for your ground-breaking thought processes and implentation of this 'Work of Art'! I must add that I am a thorough fan of Civ, albeit in it's many forms and that I will continue to enoy it's myriad manifestations in it's well earned future. Civ5 does not appeal to me having read the fan's appraisals, I will nonetheless continue to monitor any recent updates. I also wish to thank all Civ fans for their continuing support of this site for whichever variation of the theme of Civ which they choose to pursue. I have not posted this message with an urge to generate any response, but simply to say a big thank-you to you all for enhancing my overall enjoyment of the Civ experience!!