Even with this rants placeholder thread in place, I'm still seeing a lot of 'rants' threads out there. Not that I'm surprised really. Though I do wonder how many pages THIS thread would be if all other rants were amalmagated into it. There are those who'd question why rant at the ciV forums at all when you can just get back to cIV. Aah, because $60 is no laughing matter; because the graphical improvements are just too good to pass up (for me anyway - why play Arena when you have Oblivion? - why play sc1 when you've got starcraft 2?); and even if I'd never get a ciV start to mid/late game, I can never get over the promise of a good game though I know I'd never get one.