Since the introduction of Secret Societies I've been able to get one, two or even or three early governor titles almost every game. Early as in before I've researched either State Workforce or Early Empire. I've tried a few different strategies...getting Liang's bonus on my first builder, and her discount on my first district. But also I've taken Magnus with Provision before my first settler was built, also nice. Early Pingala was also handy: connoisseur was a nice culture boost to getting the 2 titles on the ancient era civic tree. Early Ibrahim with Head Falconer saved me from being eliminated very early once already too. I realize of course this is going to be a common thing playing on epic speed, but I imagine even on standard speed people are getting early governor titles pretty reliably ahead of the titles awarded in the civics. So what are you doing with them? I actually like it a lot, smooths out the early game and since CS bonuses are now reduced/gated seems balanced.