@Baelnor @js619 I've started to notice that I feel that way when I don't get a couple of good economy cards in the first few cards. Discounts can add up a lot, and giving your opponent tax money can be devastating even though it is sometimes easy to overlook. I mean, if you get a resource on the first turn and only use it two times a round that gives you net 11 plus gold (8 from discounts, and 3 from round income). That's a ton, in fact it's roughly equivalent to a modest round income spread throughout the game. That's ignoring the tax your opponent lost because they don't own it, cards with double discounts, and the fact that you'll probably get that discount more than 2 times a round.
I tried to go really heavy military for a while, but that frees up a lot of the holy type cards that usually come with big point values for my opponent. When it works, it's crushing. I haven't ironed out the kinks yet though.
Oh, and in case you weren't aware, resources are associated with certain card types. If you go to the cards screen, the top banner will tell you the primary resource of that type. I missed this for a long time.
@TheDukester Your time will come. You will hit the, "I'm hot shit now" slump, and it will be infuriating.