i tried the game for a few turns in Essen and like many other players i was quite disappointed. I found it less inspired than a usual feld design, less clever in the mechanics and with a lot of randomness that in a game of optimization where you don't want to waste any move is difficult to accept. However in the last few days i have read a lot of enthusiastic impressions about the game and a lot of people suggesting to give the game a couple of plays to discover his beauty.
Since i am a huge feld fan i wonder if this is the case, and i should buy the game for a second chance...
I'm not sure it's possible to get a real feel for the game in just a couple of turns... the mechanics, sure, but the feel of the game really comes down to the finish line.
The rules suggest using just 8 Zeus tiles for a shorter game, and I recommend that for a first play so you can get to the end quicker. But subsequent plays I'm sure you'd want to do the whole thing.