I also like the place holder art. This is good, but not for me. Imo its just too much, sure that stuffs all in civ, but it doesnt capture the series for me, the feel. On the other hand all black with just the title and gold V shows class, and sophistication. Have the back be loaded with all the units/buildings. This cover will just blend in with all the other games on the shelve, all Black will catch someones eye, because its elegant, simple. Nothing More to add, and nothing more to take away.