Been playing it for the last few days. I enjoy it but I am frustrated also. It boils down to the hq points being a pain for me. Then again that is one of the main points of the game.
Also - Richard was very helpful in getting me in contact with Slitherine to provide me with access to the update (I had purchased the game when it was first released). Many thanks to Richard!
FYI - on the old forum version I was "pterosaurdude" but my standard handle is "Bob-is-Bob" so within the new version I am back to my standard handle.