. . . and gave it a couple games with my usual group. Some loved it and some were kinda "meh" with it. I think it's a great game. Once I explained it was a Silver Line game then some understood it a bit better.
This game is definately better the more players you can have playing.
As for the amount of time it takes, we managed to get in 3 3-player games while another friend of ours just did the setup for our Twilight Imperium game we played last night . . . and we prob could of played more before he was finished.