The only thing you have to base these ASSUMPTIONS on is wishful thinking. There is no indication that any of this is remotely true. Perhaps what you have described is the way you would have made the game, but I'm going to bet that you are not on the design team. It becomes very hard to have any sort of actual, reasonable, intelligent discussion on this site because those of you that are convinced (or have convinced yourselves) that Civ V is going to be the best Civ ever simply tell any and everyone that say anything that even hints at criticism that they are "just wrong". No evidence other than your personal opinions necessary, others are "just wrong". People are allowed to disagree, and are not simply "wrong" because they have doubts that this iteration of Civ will be any good. My personal opinion is that they are taking all the good things of Civ out and that this Civ V will be a piece of excrement that I will not waste my money on until it is in the $2.99 bin, if then. Disagree if you like, but my opinion, being just that, isn't wrong.