Thanks for the clarifications regarding what you get as a Founder. Time and doubt, the couple that enjoy some companionship after all.
Speaking of doubt, it is hard to believe the staying power of these new titles will be greater than the sum of the parts of this epic universe, evolving here at Stardock, from the perspective of the time of writing. ( Although with a single keypress, that time had come and gone. )
In the end "we'll see", as the Terminator said. Not going to rush into any of these new 4X titles, until I'm absolutely and positively sure not to end up with another "Disaster of Orion", following some initial fantastic and almost magical entries of course.
The magic trick is harder to pull off as time passes. Which proves that magic fades over time! This should be why those players that more recently were introduced into the timestream, might have missed all these clear signs of entropy. And thus somehow think Civ V is better than Civ II or something. Or IV for that matter!
Well, times change. Old farts not so much.