Kryo - Can you check with Cari & Brad and see if this is a candidate for a hotfix and if they still need more saves to isolate the alleged bug?
I like the "alleged" thing because I've seen a few "bugs" posted that would be game breakers for me and no real official response as to whether they are bugs or not.
At this point, for the first time ever, I've decided to hold off on getting a galciv product until after the first patch (I usually don't do beta but do buy on release day).
Everyone's still on PM08, so unfortuantely there's not really any way for a TA hotfix until that's done.
I don't know how many times I've posted (on various forums) how amazing Stardock is about supporting their games (as one of many reasons to get galciv 1/2) - but this is not what I'd call amazing support for a fresh release. One can't even be sure that an issue is really a bug due to no real significant SD response to the issue. :-/