Give back stone?

Do you think AOM should use the stone resource like AOE?
Personally, I do not like the resource system in AOM. The upgrades are very expensive and large in the number, the ressources very rare in comparison with AOE.
Gold became to important, because you need Gold for almost everything even to build a building.
I missing stone.
And a variation of population size.

No it does not require stone. What are we going to build using stone. if we quarrying stone in atlantis we don’t need the gods to sink it.