+1 to mostly everything you said. I like it too. Maybe this is just my perfectionism speaking. Or, maybe I'm just really bad at estimating. I tend to trust the city governor, but sometimes it makes decisions I didn't anticipate. See below. I'm not having trouble, so I'm not turning down difficulty, but I am trying to get better / more optimal. As Stalker0 said above, informed decisions make the game fun. Off-topic: Does anyone else notice the city governor sometimes working specialists when more yields can be had (with less food consumption) working a tile? Such as an engineer when a good mine is available. Why would the governor do this? Maybe you're just better than me. In some games I make a capital city for GP production, stuff it with farms only to notice most of the farms are unworked. In other games I'll build a manufactury by a city with almost all grassland / ocean tiles, only to notice later that it's doing perfectly fine with production. Infrastructure all up to date. Well, isn't that just a case of too much food, not enough production?