Along the lines of the "naked" game versus the modded one, I decided to check out some of the UI improvements besides just CQUI and discovered one that is astonishing. It's called "Quick Deals" and what it does is to basically allow you to see what each AI is willing to give you for an item *all on the same screen* and then immediately make the trade (purchasing items works the same way) -- no more searching around or clicking on a dozen leaders, trying to remember what they will give, and so forth. You can find out in less than a SECOND who will give you the most and make the trade. It's like an auction house Civ style. Why aren't things like this in the base game? I can't tell you how much tedium this saves the player (never mind, you already know if you play ). This isn't a complaint per se and it's just one example of many -- I think that combining a lot of ideas I saw out there (some broken because their authors got tired of having to repeatedly update things) could make this game reach its full potential.