The whole small area to work with definitely bothers me the most. It seems like to have the most successful city you will have to have it filled with tightly compacted residential high rises and industrial/commercial parks. Hong Kong simulator.
Played a bit of the demo just now and really enjoyed it. Went on Steam to see if it was part of Greenlight and was surprised to see it was not. Oh well. I'll probably grab this sometime in the near future.
I have a Kindle Fire which I like a lot. I still do most of my reading via actual books but I like being able to convert a lot of zines and what not with Calibre to the Kindle format and having them on there.