I heard Rio Grande Games is doing an English version of Funkenschlag. The new version will be called Power Grid. It has — obviously — better components and also streamlined rules, so it should play in two hours or less. Sounds absolutely great, if they don’t streamline it too much. Anyway buying it will be very tempting, just for the new components.
Boardgamegeek has a nice GeekBuddy feature, too. We’ll see what they’ll do with it, but I’m listing my buddies already.