Welcome to the club, man. I share all your impressions and more. Yet, stupid me, I am still trying hard to like it... I guess the virus runs deep in me. This iteration put me in so much trouble, even inside this community, yet here I am, still trying to find the "hidden treasure"... helping some modders here and there... trying... trying... Sometimes I think I see some light, but I wonder if it is only wishful thinking... sometimes the AI seems "sane"... sometimes 1UPT seems interesting... sometimes policies seem civic-like... sometimes I feel like I am really "strategizing"... Sometimes I wish it didn't happen.