I agree with everything except the stacks and the hexes. I want to be able to use SOME stacking, but the "Oh god how did the AI build that in 10 turns" stacks that I saw constantly in Civ4. Hexes are really really neat, and they almost made the game for me. I play Fall From Heaven, Rhye's mod, and all their submods...and Civ5 looks, feels, and plays like crap compared to them, heck I think I prefer vanilla civ3 to civ5(Though I will admit I still like Civ3's feel to Civ4's, I miss it's artstyle). Of course, Civ5's basically in beta, and won't be playable until a few patches in. A lot of the features removed in Civ5 make a lot of mods unworkable in the new game, especially religion with FFH.