My daughter and I broke out Caverna: Cave vs Cave last night after we picked it up at AireCon. Just like Agricola: All Creatures Big & Small, it is a masterpiece of small-scale Euro joy. It has a clever randomised system for actions becoming available through the game, and is quick and dirty to set up and play (by Euro standards). I doubt we'll ever encounter full-blown Agricola or Caverna, as we focus very much on 2-player games that last under an hour, but I'd be curious to know if anyone can tell me how much of the flavour of the "real" games comes across in the cut-down versions.
I still can't quite believe that Uwe Rosenberg managed to produce the horror that was Hengist.