As I've said elsewhere, Civ4 was the first game in the series where I could actually *win* the game without going for a massive expansion (either peaceful or military). Even if I didn't win the game, I could still retain a high position on the score-board. I certainly hope that Civ5 will continue-& improve on-this trend. However, I just get extremely worried when I read about how Happiness will now work (Global Only, rather than City Based & Global-which is what I wanted), how foreign trade routes are gone & how the concepts of foreign culture "infecting" your cities & tiles has been abandoned. I really want to be wrong, trust me, because I've spent the last TWENTY YEARS being excited about the Civilization Franchise. I really don't want it to end here! Aussie.