Oh, wait till the first time you get 'spy spammed', or check out all the great enhancements to diplomacy after TWO expansions. (LOL, none at all!) Or... pay attention to all the new United Planets features. (LOL, nope, nothing there either!)
Are you having fun with such poisonous statements directed at SD staff which served many (or all!) of us quite well over the years?
Then, lemme be blunt & direct, ansury...
If you do NOT like playing this game with whatever is provided or nearly at the level of excellence you'd wish for, just delete it off your Hard-Drive and go bother other peoples with your unsubstantiated critics.
I don't really have time for this crappy talk, but i needed to make sure you received the truly deserved aftermath of your own making.
Btw, i actually paid for my copies and that money is an exttrrrrrrremely good investment into my leisure time. It could be better, sure (namely, the Map Editor). I fully expect SD to continually upgrade their standards if that's any indication of what i got barely stepping off a DarkAvatar enviro to the pretty much *Incredible* Twilight expansion
(not even a tiny stinky game_breaking bug in it, faster rendering engine, stupendously ingenious NEW features, the list is long, very long, etc), i should insist.
Upcoming better (more or like defined within coders extensive experience of gameplay context and true fans continual feedback) espionage - included.
I was being polite - i highly doubt someone or anyone else would though.