I think the patch has improved the game. Moving Urban Defences from Civil Engineering to Steel makes building Medieval and Renassiance walls a valid strategy now; if you want the highest defenses against your enemies. Before researching Civil Engineering was a no brainer, but if you're going for a Science victory now Steel is very much out of your way, since it's on the opposite end of the tree than Rocketry. I like that when you are getting close to winning other Civs get hostile towards you, they hate you are winning. I think this is how it should be. Plus this is a brand new concept in the game, it's nice to see patches aren't just modifying what's already exists in the game, but adding new features. I also like how Alliances are much harder to get now. Before your friendly next door neighbour could have a huge army and you'd be closing in on victory, but you would just make an easy alliance and you'd be 100% safe from his army. I know there are bugs, but not any game breaking bugs. I mean there is the bug where the AI offers you great works of art for a low low price but that only exists if you take advantage of it. Though having no quotes when completing technologies/civics is annoying.