Wow, I can't believe this. The patch is not going out.
I already stated what I think of lionheads marketing. it sucks. I don't know what expansion packs they are going to get out (for fee) and I really do hope that their next game will be more stable than this one.
About the micro management: you don't have to micromanage anything. They learn how to take care for themselves (except when they are about 3 villagers...)
There is a web page about this, if you want I can add it.
I am still waiting for something good to get out of this game. There HAVE to be something.