I've had three gripes with CiVI since day one. Being attacked by three (or four) barbs from two different camps ten turns in is nuts. I HAD IT with that nonsense. Far too many abandoned games. But there's a 'tone done the barbs' mod which works fine. Next the lack of places to settle cities. I've been playing on small maps and find the standard size map doesn't suffer from this 'lack of places to settle'. Never had this problem in CiV. Anyway, no more small maps for me. Finally the loyalty system drives me nuts. I do everything you can to bump up loyalty and still loose half (or more) of the cities I take. Well there's a mod to tamp that down too. So, after almost two years I'm enjoying the heck outa CiVI. Finally. Much thanks to the modding community, apparently you're better at making this game playable than Firaxis is.