Issues that probably won't be fixed
Game balanced around only standard speed
Any map size beyond standard leads to LOOOONG end turns essentially stopping the game before you get to the end era's
By the time you reach the modern era you already know who will win the game
Most of the content added in the last year were gimmicks
The AI does not matter to the devs, they consider this a multiplayer game, which is why they never added full modding support..... mods to execs obsessed with multiplayer equals cheating.
If civ7 is anything like civ6 and it does not fix the above.... this series is dead.
If by dead you mean that we will all buy it, we all play it for 3,500 hours each and we all complain about all the issues in the game, then yes CIV 7 will be dead.