My girlfriend was playing Civ V today, and quite enjoying the experience. I mentioned I preferred IV in some ways, and she decided to try it out. She was quite enjoying things at first, but she ended up having an issue where her Great People started disappearing for seemingly no reason.
After a little while, she figured out they weren't disappearing, as such, so much as being automatically consumed - and in different ways, as well. Usually they were added as specialists, but they were also consumed for Golden Ages.
This suggests that the Great People were being automated in some fashion, for some unknown reason. I've never seen this happen in my own games - I never even realized it was possible. How could this happen? Is this a glitch, or some obscure feature or consequence of a feature that hasn't been documented widely? The frustration killed the game for her, so I'd like to figure this out so we could give it another shot.