Yes please +++++1I would really love to see an ingame ledger where you can either manually input what you bought, how much you paid for it, and where you bought it. Or it could simply update automatically everytime you click "Done" in the trading window, and list the things you bought/sold, the amount and the average price you paid/earned. It would certainly add to my immersion instead of having to use an excel file for my character's bookkeeping.
I would give a hesitant +1 to this. While I agree that the current AI is robotic and boring, I would still like to maintain a sense of reason in their actions. I would like to see more lords be willing to be aggressive, especially where battles are concerned. Seeing a 350 man army run away from a 360 man army because of the numerical disadvantage, and have the battle only come to pass because a small band from the "larger" force breaks off to chase them down is extremely frustrating.
It also leads to a very predictable battle outcome, where if you approach an enemy lord and he runs from you, you are pretty much guaranteed to crush him in a field engagement. If he starts moving towards you, then he's going to win. There isn't really a middle ground or any need for the player to consider what is arrayed against them.
Perhaps include a wider range of "acceptable" power ratios to pursue a fight. Perhaps, say, a 40:60 odds to their disadvantage might still be appealing if they believe they can take a terrain advantage or something.
Just a little suggestion regarding lords running around fighting all the time.
You could introduce seasonal behavior so war is mostly waged in the summer (perhaps supported by moral penalties and increase the food consumption in the winter to emulate attrition - I don't think loosing troops to frostbite will be a good idea for now.). In the winter the lords feast and socialize although a bold general might still attempt a daring winter assault on an enemy fortress.
This could create a sort of flood and ebb effect and possibly stem the snowball effect a bit, due to everyone getting a chance of catching their breath with regular intervals. It would also give a good occasion to feast as the neighbors are less likely to attack during this time.
Im not saying it should be hard rules, more like 80/20 ish. Or what testing proves sensible.