I cannot contain my excitement for this game!!! 😍🙆😍 You have to understand, I have a degree in genetics and to this day read books on evolution for fun, and game wise, area control is one of my favorite mechanisms. I don't think there ever was a more perfect game for me! Since I got into the hobby a couple of years ago it's been impossible to find, so I signed up for GMT's P500 7 months ago, and it's finally here! ... but the problem is you need others to play, and it's so dry and so long and so lacking in aesthetics (other than the cover of the box), that I doubt it'll get played any time soon or very often 😢😭 .
Also, a huge thanks to @gmtgames - My credit card changed between the time it was ordered and when it was printed and charged for shipping, then the new number got stolen and took weeks to sort out with the bank. GMT customer service was excellent and still honored the P500 price for me even after the rest of the preorders had already been delivered!