Agreed completely !! C'mon folks, this isn't Civ4 it is Civ5. Lets play our new game and await the patch. As for Civ6 going back to SOD..I surely hope not, or if it does, perhaps it can have an option to use it or 1upt, although that would require a very sophisticated AI..and as we see, we surely don't have one yet in Civ5. For those that think Civ5 is too easy, play Immortal or worse yet Deity after the patch and without laming the AI's with deals that give you immediate gold now, but where you don't have to pay it back when you DOW them in a turn or few. Civ5 is not Civ4 and hopefully the new patch is a step forwards to a better gaming experience for Civ5. .. neilkaz ..