I am one of those Civ IV vets who despised CiV when it came and wrote it off as a complete failure. While I still view CiV with a bit of disdain due to a few particular outstanding issues I thought I would give the BNW expansion a try and wanted the communities opinion on how BNW is like and is different from either Civ IV BTS or CiV vanilla. I plan to heavily mod the game after I have played it a few times and I would also like to know how friendly it is to modding, before I commit to buying it. but in the end Regardless of the things I dislike about it, they are superficial and shouldn't be to much of an issue to get rid of if I can start modding it(crack jawed insane AI, no civic options, empire wide happiness etc), while the positive things are hardwired into the game(1upt, ranged combat, hexes, cultural options, art deco etc). So what is your opinion on BNW in general and how do you think BNW compares to either Civ V vanilla or Civ IV BTS(I always play with the RevolutionDCM mod)?