I've been a broken record on these same things for the last few years. The balance and pacing of the game is so out of whack. Every time there is a new mod that promotes balance or pacing changes I try it out. Unfortunately, I just haven't quite found one that does the trick. Civ6 is a super fun game but the lack of a challenge from the AI and unbalanced mechanics really make it more of a city builder and roleplaying game than a strategy game. In anticipation of the new Total War: 3 Kingdoms, I've begun watching the 90+ episode "Romance of the 3 Kingdoms" Chinese TV show.