I'm a long time player going back to the original and have been a member of these boards since CIV 2 or 3, but I haven't played any CIV games in probably 10 years and haven't posted for even longer. I got CIV 5 and hated it. Can't remember why. CIV 4 was probably my favorite. Got CIV6 the other day and love it! Everything I'd hoped in a CIV game is in it. Everything makes sense, though there is a bit of a learning curve. About the only thing I don't like so much is fighting. It can be hard to find my units on the map with all of the textures obscuring them. Not really a complaint, and if that's the only thing then we're doing pretty well. A couple of differences I've found: Can't convert cities via culture, or at least I can't figure out how to. Never really liked that feature, anyway. I can't find a use for converting other cities to my religion unless I'm going for a religious victory. Is there some benefit to it? I guess units don't need to be ferried across water as they do it themselves. Really like this feature. Leaves them vulnerable if not protected, but also stops me from having to make 400 transports. Still not sure if I like the builders. I'd rather have a permanent unit for that which uses resources than either stockpiling them or building as needed. I've had the most luck going after a cultural win. After two false starts while learning the game I got pretty close with Teddy Roosevelt but fell short when a science victory beat me. Now I'm trying the same with the Greeks, who have some cultural boosts. Anyway, love the game.