I'm still not sure how I feel about this game. It feels like it's vaguely competent at the kind of game it wants to be, without being "good" in any way. The art and aesthetics are pretty bland, the UI is still confusing, and most of the gameplay elements poorly explained or poorly implemented (or both).
If you really love this kind of game, I'm sure you'll love it...but that doesn't make it a good game. I hope Stardock puts serious effort into making it better, but at the moment I'm finding it at best to be a mindless distraction to tide me over until Civ 5 hits.