I received my copy a couple of days ago and I'm very pleased with the component quality. The only issue which makes it unplayable for me at this point is that there is no pictorial list of the components. I'm so confused as to what is what on the component list that I can't even set up the game. I don't know what cards to use where on the setup. I hate the idea of putting away such a wonderful game because I can't even do the setup.
I would love for the designer or someone post the initial setup and do another runthrough since quite a few things seem to have changed since Rahdo made his play through. Spanish or English.
Had the same problem as you. Using pages 2 and 3 (look at the periphery of the board) helped a lot. Stay with it and read through the rules, and after a while it starts to make sense.