Absolutely. Civ games were and still are the best strategy games ever. They also changed my life. In fact, that was the main reason for doing what I do these days, which is mostly read, talk and write about 4X games. Thanks Sid for so many years of excellent entertainment. Live long and prosper Sir, so that we can have more of these wonderful games.
So, Brad, I see that Sid also changed your life, thank god for that (GalCiv2, Sins of a Solar Empire and more 4X games to come ...).