Yes, please make it a high priority to include all the artwork and "big stuff" in the initial release of the game. Downloading a ~1GB patch at a pathetic 30KB/s or so (which seems to be about the best I can hope for most of the time and I have tried many different steam servers) obviously takes a while and while it downloads you can't play any other Steam game. I prefer not to leave my computer on overnight as well. So can we please have the option of standalone patches? I imagine it would also help a lot with the patch compatibility problem people might have with mods too. Standalone patches would also put us less at the mercy of installation or patch downloads for other games. I did buy a game on Steam recently and it needs to download around about 10GB at a rate of around 30KB/s . That is going to take ages (perhaps the irony is obvious but I would have gotten the game much faster if I waited til Monday, drove to the store, bought it and then installed it from disc) and if I happened to be playing civ5 most of the time I have Steam running it would probably take me about a month before I finish downloading that game (because it would not be able to download while civ5 was running). If anyone knows a way to drastically improve download speeds on steam, please let me know. I know for a fact my connection can support download speeds of more than 300KB/s (and yes, I'm talking in bytes not bits FYI).