I am Canadian and I've been an avid gamer since my early 20's, I'm 51 now -- hence the user name if you know your Traveller lore, -- and I have enjoyed all sorts of games from RPGs, to board games to PC games. I am quite keen on 4X turn based games (not a fan of RT or FPS games) -- I guess I suffer from a little god complex when gaming, -- I own 4X board games like Third Imperium, Civilization, Space Empires, and 4X PC games like MOO2, Civ3 and 4 with all expansions, Gal Civ 1, 2, and hopefully 3! (Definitely due for a new PC now!)
With respect to GC2 I have lurked the GC2.com site for a few years and assimilated much of the mod ideas . I really enjoyed doing a lot of XML modding of the game and I've added dozens of new techs and tech trees featuring themes on psionics, robotics (droids!), racial starting techs, and new weapons. Additionally I indulged in adding about 30 new improvements, projects and wonders, and over 120 new custom races complete with new art borrowed from open sources (Google has been a friend!).
So you can imagine I'm quite pumped for Galactic Civilizations III!