Iwonka, like you say, the wheels "are" the game and its charm at the same time. I never said the game should dispense with them, rather that they are not enough to keep my interest
As for the different strategies, some of them seem more action-effective than others and thus easier to exploit (unless other players actively get in your way). So we both agree that not all of them are equal.
Finally, sorry if my comment sounded like I was badmouthing the game. I rate Tzolkin a 7, which for me
is pretty good. But not excellent and worthy of a place in my collection
. Other people can and will think differently, and I will be happy all the same.