In the game, we have access to lair resources and with influence and the right technology, we can build them and they produce troops. I love the mechanic, completely. I don't have to waste city time in building them, if my city has more than one, it gets full use out of all of them, it's nice. But, what I would like, is the ability with further research and investment, to upgrade the resources so they produce better troops. Maybe my darklings are better armed and armored, maybe instead of getting a couple trolls, I get a troll warrior, instead of the 3 man Knight of Asok, I get a 5 or 7, instead of unarmored mercs, maybe I get some in rusty armor.
Right now, many of the units are marginally useful at best. The dragons, of course are perfectly fine. Some units wages are far, far too high, I assume that a Knight of Asok costing 9 gold a turn an dmercs costing 4.5 is a bug and will be fixed.
I really like these resources, I find them fun, but I want them to be better. Also, fewer, better troops would work better than having a ton of things like Wildlings and Darklings.