One thing that bothers me about this game is the spell casting. You're supposed to be this uber wizard but you can essentially only cast one spell per turn. Even some punk early starting spell you can still only cast once per turn later in the game. I haven't had the option to research Agile Mind and I'm nearly 150 turns in. I just feel like you should be able to cast more spells. I have 4000 mana. No way I can burn through that much. Then these really cool spells all require two turns to cast but Punchy the Lich has had counter spell since about turn 50 and has thwarted me the entire game with it.
Of course, I'm pounding him and the others with my units but it feels like Magic is secondary in this game. I can hardly cast any spells. Kind of frustrating and dumb at the same time.
I really like the game but more I play it the more this aspect seems to displease me.