It's a matter of opinions. I do think Venice was powerful and that it is important. Maybe I'm just afraid of the way they're going to implement it as a civ. A "one city challenge" civ, mmm, I don't know, it could be interesting, but it could be bad implemented. And that, being this a game, is a very important issue. I think we all have to wait and see how things are going to work. I give it a "maybe".