Dale and JamesKirk, you're definitely right about some great things that CtP has over Civ3! Public works being one of them. It's unfortunate that the Firaxis team seemed to avoid anything CtP like a plague instead of pulling the best ideas out of it and using them to their advantage. I certainly wish I could mix and match certain elements from each game. Oh well.
My wife and I do enjoy Civ3 now, especially since the latest patch, and have gotten use to the interface and its many quirks.
So, now, my focus is on getting more units for Civ3 to fill in the obvious gaps. And, yes, James, I want that British Rifleman!!!
Thanks for all your help. I hope Sir Ralph continues his endevours as I neither have the time or expertise to perform these graphics miracles.
And, all of you are so right about the quality of Civ3 graphics vs. CtP. Ho-hum . . . . *sigh* oh well . . .