Oh no please GOG: this so-patch is an advert
, it's a mod asked for free to the fans by the dev
(an unpaid order), and some fans use it to make the game diffferent in their own taste, so you have to revert this mod to find back the spirit of the game.
So, make it an optional download.
That's not GOG's call. It's an official update and was intended from the beginning by Stardock to become part of the game. Whether it was made by us modders for free and is now used as advertisement doesn't matter.
Yes, I don't like that the CU changes the game so drastically either (which is why I began to re-tool my old fix-mod, Autumn Twilight
, after I had to drop out of the CU-project due to RL problems), but it is necessary to include it into the game, because it finally allows the AI to play to its full potential (instead of being constantly hampered by numerous bugs).