Okay, I really like this game. Yesterday I played 2 games into the "200's" of turns. Yes, there are bugs, graphic ones and the end turn button being grayed out even though no one had anything left. Yet both those games and one last week were fun. The way Stardock has supported games in the past (ie, GalCiv2), I bet by time "expansion B & C" come around this game will pretty well be fixed!
It just seems to take a while for it to get going, and while I understand that is within the theme of the story, it is not often what people want in a game. Once I seem to get 150+ turns, I've liked all 3 games (though I haven't done that well, even on easy).
I'm hooked and think overall this will be a great game!
Ps- I LOVE the art style. Sometimes I zoom in (limits disabled) just to look at the units and buildings in cities or the wild. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the artwork. EXCELLENT JOB, please don't change this (as I have heard suggested...insane people!).