Seems you have considerably changed your mind about the pre-patch game. Prior to the patch, you've been one of the most eager defenders, no? Not only doesn't this meet my experiences in post-patch games, where the AI still happily sends lonely ranged units into my spears and horsemen, but having a siege weapons as city defense is plainly wrong when the patch notes are correct. ... which constitutes quite some weak design. I have to check each of the 11 opponents to see if and if yes, what kind of good deals are available? This kind of tedious work is exactly what the computer should do for me: telling me when a new trade is available. And furthermore, it should point out the better of the available deals.