Ok, first off I want to say I have been waiting for a game like this for a LONG time. I was an avid and rabid MoM player as well as other games such as Age of Wonders and to a lesser degree Gal Civ and Master or Orion.
My friend (he is also a turn based game freak) told me about the game 1 week before release and of course I bought it on Release Day.
Sure, there are problems and I may be alone in saying this but I actually like the updates and changes etc.
I almost feel like part of the dev team by suggesting things, informing you of bugs and watching the patches come out very quickly.
I actually work for a very large software company so I have seen the design, build, test, release, patch process first hand and let me tell you it usually never happens this fast.
I LOVE the journal entries, I am impressed that you are writing over the weekend and all the staff seems to have a deep dedication to this game.
So I would just like to say THANKS for putting out such a great game and MANY of us appreciate the continued work that goes into the patching and improving the game.
Thanks for listening and allowing us to suggest things that may or may not work but are based on years of player experiences with games like this.