I think it might look more micro-heavy than it is. I tend to get annoyed at micro-heavy stuff but thus far I find it less micro than the old system, or at least that’s how it feels. I don’t really know how to play the new system well, though, so take that for what it’s worth.
I did. I need to start a new game, though, I got absolutely clobbered by the map seed. For my first MegaCorp game, I started surrounded by two fanatic purifiers, a gestalt conciousness robo-empire, and a slaving despot. That meant 3 of the 4 neighbors I couldn’t interact with at all with the new corp systems and the 4th rivaled me and hated my guts. :)