An Interactive Twilight Experience.
This is part of a diplomacy game, deal with it: sure it's part of the game. It wasn't enjoyable though and very anticlimatic to a long game. In a 4 player game, there is no reason to continue if you have the disfavour of all the other players. You'd have to get 3 points ahead in this game to be able to win. That's a lot of points in this game, were people invested a whole day to play it (that's calculating for casual players).
@don't play with support of the throne as it encourages kingmaking: i will suggest that to my playing group. As far as i know them, they will welcome the suggestion. We mostly have the philosophy of playing by the book for the first few times, as we want to know what the games have the offer on their own (especially one that has been through many editions).
@people who posted their expiriences: really cool, thanks!