So I come back to the game after a few days, to check what all has been patched, and ... nothing. Not one single patch, except for something about a Spanish version of XP. I don't understand. One of the great things about Steam -- and, yes, I'm a big fan -- is that you can push even the smallest patch with no hassle to the user. It just updates when you start the game. So what Firaxis could, nay, should be doing is pushing out a stream of little patches, at least one a week, if not more. It could be something little -- heaven knows even the documentation needs work. The psychological impact alone would be worth it: I don't mind waiting (well, that much) if I know things are happening, the same way people don't mind a line that is constantly moving -- it's standing around that they hate. Having even a small patch waiting for you every time you fire up the game would send the most powerful signal possible that the developers are working to bring the game to a playable state. We don't have to do this like in the Bad Old Days where there would be a giant patch after six months. We have the technology to "release often". If they aren't using the power of Steam, why did they even bother with it?