Here we are, about a week from release. I've been waiting for this moment since late 2014. From the moment of reveal until now we've had fervent discussion on: Graphic design and appeal Pre-ordering debate/Monty and the Aztecs Early Leadership reveal Early understanding of multiple leaders coming Early reveal of all 18 initial Civs Healthy discussion on the validity of certain civs and leaders Heavy discussion on the perception of Eurocentrism. I've heavily participated in alot of these debates and through it all I've become quite a bit deflated by the release. Had you asked me in late 2014 would I pre-order, I would not have hesitated. As 2016 rolled in, memories of other botched release days and the morality of pre-order culture soured me to it. But subconsciously I knew I'd probably still be a day 1 buyer. However, the early reveal of all the leaders and the civs really took the wind out of my sails. And I was highly disappointed in the end result for a variety of reasons. Now I've veered towards the stance of waiting to buy based on first patch/ first major mods/ first significant DLC or maybe even as late as First expansion. The question I pose to you all, is perhaps had the leader/civ rollout not been spoiled maybe there'd be FAR more excitement. Had the multiple leader option reveal had not been so telegraphed maybe there'd be more enthusiasm. But perhaps I'm in the minority and perhaps my perspective is skewed by being a Civfanatic. What do you guys think? How did the roll out affect your enthusiasm and when do you plan to purchase?