Not an exper on the game yet as I've only played 3 or 4 games but is anyone else concerned that being last player is too big of an advantage. You can really change the board and no one can react. My group thought rather than finishing the round it should just end at end of the players turn that triggered end game. Either that or give everyone including that player one last turn. The person who gets last turn shouldn't be predetermined.
The last player being predetermined and having a lot of power over the final board state was an intentional choice. We felt like it gave texture to what aspects were better or worse at being various places in the turn order. Also, because the game rewards a lot of strategic planning and forward thinking, we didn't want it to surprise anyone and just end out of nowhere before they took their final turn.