Just wondering if this changes at all from the original game when using this expansion. If players do start w/ the 3rd bean field, it has the unfortunate effect of making the 2-cost garden bean building useless.
Just to be clear (and a bit pedantic)... it's not quite true that the 2-cost Garden bean building is useless in 3 player games as the building still counts towards the end game bonus for owning 4,5,6,7 or 8 buildings. Since you get 5 thalers for owning 7 buildings and 8 thalers for owning 8 buildings... this building could potentially be worth 3 extra thalers in the endgame which could possibly be the difference between winning or not.
There are actually several buildings where the attributes written on the cards may never be useful as the situation described on those buildings may never come up while you own them.