Ok, Let me talk about Sins, SoSE that is. I have all the GalCiv titles and I have all the SoSE stuff (sigh over needing to use Steam for Rebellion). I absolutely love GalCiv, always have. I love the TBS aspect of it and all the detail etc.
Since SoSE came out I have really tried to figure the game out. I simply suck at it to be honest, event as the simpliest level. I dont know if I move to slow or simply do not do basic things that I should be doing but whatever it is I get my butt handed to me and I dont even bother finishing a game. I certainly do not think there is anything wrong with the game as it get great reviews and has a following. I try for awhile, get frustrated and stop for months. Then come back and try again. I have tried finding a good tutorial or walkthough and have not found a good one.
Anyway, I keep buying upgrades and new versions of it because I am a sucker for space strategy games (apparently TBS is my thing) and I like Stardock and Stardock related stuff.