I've been very critical of the game and seen several threads of people saying they're enjoying it after spending more time with it. For me, it took 20 hours before I got the "one-more-turn" feeling. I'm hoping this could be a resource for Firaxis to understand why some of us were so negative and what we figured out to change our negativity. My story - the main problem (AI aside) was tied directly to the interface. There are some data screens we should have that are missing. * Soldier upkeep. * Clickable full screens instead of mouse-overs ex. "Happiness". * I shake terribly from breathing treatments and trying to see my "Happiness" data is akin to threading a needle. It makes me want to punch my monitor when I know a button would have been better than an essay tool-tip. * The detailed end-game reports, and the replay that graphically and textually gave your many hours weight and substance. * AI is poor, but I love it is more blind & rules-bound than in previous civs. I appreciate so much more now that I can see the forest from the trees. Ironically with a few little changes I would have been the most rabid Civ V fan on the planet taking down naysayers with my shiny mouse & keyboard. I'll eat a small roasted pigeon now, and will switch to full-on crow when the above is added in. I'd love to see more people add to this post.