I have been playing CIV4 since we got it, the game is very good from my opinion and I have always liked to play strategy games. We haven't yet started to play the game in our group but we will soon start it.
But now to the point, so I like to play CIV4 by being the americans with the Lincoln. I have been developing my cities to higher levels and planning to research new technologies and expand my area.
When we get the game on with our group I think that its gonna be awesome.