That was the most frustrating part of the first one, and the fact that the resources were so limited.
There was an exploit in B&W1 for unlimited resources with the retail release (no patches). Just bring the hand over the resource center and have some of the resource you need in your hand. Tap really fast and you'd pile up the resources then. It's the only thing that made me actually play the game as long as I did.
Last time I make the mistake of buying a game solely based on a mainstream websites review.