Sure, it wasn’t about spoiling my fun or being elitist. It was about their assuring that they do as best as possible in the game. I assume their strategy is to maximize cash in the first few rounds so that they have enough interest to spend well the rest of the game. To that end, they only need to truce the first few times because after that their skill and advanced spending assures them dominance. I doubt anyone else’s experience factored into their choices until I complained. But is that a solution? Complain all the time? I don’t want to do that, nor does anyone else want me to.