I did it! Won the damn game, finally. I'm quite proud of having survived Grayling unspoiled on my first try; lots of tough choices there.
The ending was satisfying, although maybe a little abrupt; I hadn't done nearly everything I wanted to do in the world. I've never been to the southern swamp area (and indeed, most of the map was still unexplored.) I was still saving money for eye replacement surgery. I never did try breaking into the bank computer. My character was just getting into his stride!
I do hope there will eventually be a sequel; seems like there's still a lot for Philip to do.
Thanks for the great game. Well worth the price.