I played this game last night for the first time and had a lot of fun. I was thinking about getting it, but then started reading some of the comments here that said the game had a rich getting richer problem. That didn't seem to be a problem, but it might be hard to tell after only one play.
The only thing I could think of was that this might be a problem if people aren't aggressive enough, but the ability to devalue stock makes it appear that this really shouldn't be a problem. What does everyone else think?
It is a volatile game, but it's tough to trap a savvy player. I've noticed the "rich get richer" problem is more prevalent in games with small numbers of players.