Hi, few thoughts after being in beta for a week.
First of all many games barely last two days. The gold farming speed just spoils the game. By the time a new game is up, and have some time to put 4 huts and leave it for 8h (work/sleep), there are 7-8 eras done. And while someone is still in the first line of tech, the game requires Printing Press or better!! So pointless to continue.
Second. How Firaxis/Take 2 expect to make money? Can't expect from people spending money on a game that can't be sustained at least for a week. Is pointless and it will be frustrating.