Re:Thoughts from a first stab....
I'm becoming dissapointed in my group as they do not really want to move beyond settlers and carcassonne (sp?). I don't mind settlers but I find carcasonne to be horribly boring. I think that any complexity at all turns them off. I don't think they see or maybe even want to see the big picture(tactics strategy etc.). Tikal went over ok but i'm afraid to go past this.