With the addition of "Poetry and Literature" and "Guilds" as new technologies, I can't help but wonder... what exactly do they consider to be a technology? I understand that I'm opening the door for a lot of criticism towards me for being whiny, but I'm honestly curious if anyone else has been bothered by this. The base game had these problems too, of course. Chivalry and pottery aren't exactly sciences either. But it's annoying to see this problem further added to by GaK. It just feels silly to have all of my empire's greatest minds collaborating for years on end, to create... poetry? Civ is just a game of course, and for that reason I eagerly look forward to the Mayans cheesy end-of-the-world jokes, and I have no complaints that my archers have more range than my riflemen. But the reason I don't mind those things is because they're by design. On the other hand, calling guilds a "technology" strikes me more as laziness or thoughtlessness than it does as a gameplay descision. For the record, I'm counting the days till the GaK release just like everybody else, and I can't wait to load up a game and start researching these techs. I just wish a little more thought was put into the names.