Civilization is not only a game. It is an idea. It is a landmark - all the other strategy games align to this Game. Dumbing down this particular game narrows the whole genre. But it is not surprise - the whole world goes pop and mercantilism I am and will continue playing Civ4. Civ5 is not a bad game at all either - I tried it - it's ok, and will learn it as I dont deny things that I never tried to understand and like. But it is "so console", its just an apostasy from the idea and betrayal from us, the loyal players that stick with the game through 1-2-3-4.