I like the possibility of having a bad start. I've had fun games as England just because I started just in the middle of my continent and my only objective was to expand to other continent which of course had been already settled. My first 120-150 turns would gravitate towards this and is entertaining because it will give you something to push for. Same when you are playing a standard civ and you get one of those incredibly poor starts with no hills and poor terrain. Of course it will be hard to stay alive for the first 25 turns but I'm willing to take the risk just for fun.