I think it makes the picking stage rather interesting.
Yeah this is the most fun part of this new feature. Tactics behind picking are very different.
For example it's very rare to get a board with a FTB on it with these settings and the only bonuses you can take in 2 turns with 1 warlord are SEA and Scan (if the warlord is placed right).
Edited 8/12/2014 22:57:57