Got this game recently after seeing it at my local games store. Sort of dissapointing. As mentioned by others, it plays very quickly, even with many players. The length of the game is very dependent on how the players go about the game - it can be brought to a close in very few moves if players go that way. The art is beautiful and the production quality excellent, as is typical for FF games. The fighting system is very basic, and almost uneccessary, as it doesn't seem like fighting is even required to advance in the game. In the end , I just didn't find it very fun to play.
I've had the same experience. We also get into situations where combinations of the sheriff, etc. can cause the game to go into a stalemate and no extra buildings or track is laid so the game doesn't progress. But even with that aside, the gunfights are pointless and you lose more than you gain by engaging in them. As far as worker placement games go, there are so many better ones out there. I was really hoping for a wild west themed game, that was the draw for me. This game sits on my shelf. My kids won't even play it with me. My group has decided "never again".