With this patch, it sounds like the game will ALMOST be where it should have been prior to release by Take2. I really doubt this will incorporate the subtle changes in play-balancing that another month of testing would have provided. It's a good game, but it was released about a month too early. And I say this as someone who was dying to see it released in time for my birthday (Nov 1). It was a somewhat disappointing present, since it felt about 95% finished -- playable and enjoyable but with a few really obvious bugs and playbalance issues that another month of tweaking would have resolved. Look forward to more of this in future Firaxis releases, now that Take2 has acquired the studio.