Expected improvement in Gameplay:
Less tedium, less time spent waiting for that steel and aluminum to come in.
What the idea comes from:
Too many games, especially with scientific, start out by placing either a cluster of three steel mills or two mills and an aluminum mine and for five minutes there is next to no action, just waiting for cash, upgrade and more claims.
How it would work:
I believe that the default game speed migth be a bit faster, but not as fast as "Fast" setting. Right in between?
Perhaps an "accelerated start" mode can be implemented - everyone starts with more cash/basic resources to quickly upgrade HQ
Perhaps the default difficulty of "manager" can be swapped for a lower one with more abundant resources.