I have done NOTHING but play this game all weekend. I decided to pick it up during the steam sale, and I had a HORRIBLE time doing anything other then SUCKING at it for a while. Friday night I could barely get in the ADs before I had every other civilization pissed off at me, no military, making barely a single gold per turn, cities starving, happiness plummeting, etc.
I started over on Saturday and managed to do better. I got into the 1000's before freaking Germany just steamrolled over my battered army.
And this is just on freaking Prince level, what's supposed to be "normal" difficulty. I get so angry playing but I just can't stop. I honestly can't remember the last game to make me feel this way.