There is challenge in the game. Good job on figuring out all the factors, now let's see what you can do with it!
oh, I missed your suggestions. So, you're saying you want that doomsday device handed to you on a silver platter?
How about you just tear a building down when you're not using it?
I notice you are downplaying the value of refined materials a lot. Their main value is not what you can get from them, but the space they take up.. because eventually space is what becomes prohibitively expensive.
I imagine there are lots of strategies built in.. you could go high power, low pollution, and just grow food and mine. You could wait until the weather is good to refine. You could build something when you need it, and tear it down when you don't.
I am not taking away all those delicious decisions, AND making the game more needlessly complex, just to appease your sensibilities good sir.
Last Edit: Jul 19, 2012 12:08:41 GMT -5 by Rasteroid