This game is incredible! There is so much depth, but the mechanics are so smooth. I love than on each turn, you really have three action columns to choose from (since you normally can't choose the action column from your previous turn). However, figuring out which choice to make and when is the tricky part. Most of the actions are extremely simple to execute (i.e. produce, trade, bolster). The only action that gets a bit complicated is movement, since you have to pick multiple units to move, and can possibly interact with components on the board (factory cards, encounter tokens/cards) or engage in combat. This game is meaty, and gives players plenty to think about. This game really comes down to efficiency--you have to perform your actions as efficiently as possible, in the best order possible, and only focus on doing a few things really well. $55 is a terrific price point for all that you get in this game (huge board, tons of cards, cool plastic miniatures and dozens of wooden pieces). I enjoy all the player counts, but find 4-5 player games to be the best player count. Additionally, the Automa solo-mode is awesome! It takes a little while to learn, but once you do, you have a fun challenge to take advantage of. The hardest Automa difficulty is insanely difficult, but is very rewarding to beat. Having the Automa solo-mode helps you get even more value out of this product. This game truly is amazing (probably my favorite game at this point), and it's no wonder why it has won so many awards (including awards for its art, which is absolutely stunning!). This is a must-buy for people who want a thinky, beautiful strategy game.