Castle builder / strategy game Stronghold 3 was a godawful mess for ages, but series fans seem to have gone from outraged to moderately pleased with the recent 1.1 patch. 1.1 features rebalancing, tweaks, performance improvements, a new mode and map, various added features, and more.
If you're still not quite satisfied with the game, unfortunately this is as good as it's going to get: developer Firefly says, "This is the final patch for Stronghold 3."
And if you were waiting to buy, now's a good a time as any with the Stronghold 3 Gold pack, which bundles the new version of the game with the Blackstaff DLC. So, for $32, you get the base game plus a new mini campaign and new historical sieges.