Well, my astonishment comes from the fact that Civ0.V feels completely different than Civ4. One can like it or not, but I think that is something which anybody feels at the same moment. At least it was that way for me, immediately leading to asking myself: "What and where are the differences?" I have come to a conclusion for myself. The bolded part of your statement seems to indicate that you've come to a conclusion as well.