8/8 FREE, PROTECTED
My wife and I have been playing this more frequently of late. Aside from the fact that she always wins, I have one frustration. Most of the times we have played, within a few turns of the end, we know who has won and it's just a matter of waiting for the correct card, purchase, etc to happen.
Something else we have noticed is that we never get to the last 5 or so cards. The game always ends before they get added to the sector decks.
These are related. When a game is closer more cards will get cycled in. In my experience the game needs no fixing...perhaps you need to change how you play?