It seems, most of the time when I pull this game out to play, that there's almost always a newbie in the group... and so we end up playing just the basic version (non-yellow spaces). In fact, I've owned the game since it came out, and I think I've only played it with the "advanced" rules maybe two or three times.
So, basically, here's my question: How much do people believe the yellow/gold spaces really add to the game? I mean, there's plenty enough risk management in the game already, without adding a whole different level based on a commodity that you can only earn from winning certain other events. Or is it just more of the same?