When I played it the first time, it seemed like a very interesting skill-based game. You're constantly making decisions that influence you and your opponents' plans. That first game ended with a 5-point difference between the first and the last player.
Then we played it some more. Same thing happened. Sometimes, if nobody intervenes, a runaway science player gets a big win. More often, everyone intervenes, and science loses. Overall, if nobody makes any big mistakes (leaving yourself unable to access a resource, letting a science player play all the science), all scores are within 10 points of each other, and a win is based on luck.
My gaming group's conclusion was that the game was, in a strange way, too balanced. Say it's round one, and you have the option of playing a blue card for points, a red card for military, or a resource card for more options next round... all will earn you roughly the same amount of points. We stopped playing pretty soon after that.
The first ten games were great fun however, and it's a game that's fun the first time you play it. So if you play games with new people every now and then, it might be worth it?