I've had a good experience with this game. Initially, I thought it was shallow, boring, and too easy. The tutorial was mind numbing. After you get through that, its like a whole new game. It feels dynamic, deep, and challenging. I've actually had to start over several time to get the hang of it. Again, in the tutorial part of the game, it feels like decisions are pointless and have no impact on the game, but after the tutorial, you realize that everything you do is important, and a wrong decision, build order, or attacking the wrong province at the wrong time can had significant consequences.
This is one of my favorite game in a long time.