Rome 2 is a bit of a let down for me. Possibly, maybe because I was a bit overhyped. So for anyone that is also disappointed with this game, there is a mod called Radious Total War. I didnt create it or anything, just stumbled on it. It lets you have more starting generals, better AI, and best of all better food/public order management. Along with the trainer, it is quite better then the vanilla version of Rome2.
I'll throw my hat in to show support for Radious. His changes to Shogun 2 were phenomenal and so far, even with the currently very limited mod tools, he's done a bang up job addressing some of the major issues in the game. Definitely recommend giving this a whirl if you guys aren't loving the base game. Works with the trainers just fine.
yeah i been using his mods since shogun. Hes also making a unit patch for RTW2 at some point but i digress his RTW2 mod changes the most annoying things about the game. Most importantly unit combat and AI recruitment and building scheme. I highly recommend his mods.