Thank you so much for taking the time to provide that feedback.
While I don't agree with some of the requests you made, I certainly like seeing other points of view on the matter.
The Troll lairs do indeed provide 1 essence in surrounding territory on purpose.
I think there is a lot of food for thought here in terms of post-release directions to take.
At this stage, we're focusing on remaining stability (mostly Windows XP at this stage), balance, AI tweaking, and cosmetic bugs.
I've got your post and follow-up printing.