Although the Civ V intro is pretty awesome, that doesn't mean you have to watch it every time you boot the game up. Thanks to the fellow on this site, here's a simple way of doing it:
- Go to \My Documents\My Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 5
- Find out UserSettings.ini, and edit it with notepad.
- Add SkipIntroVideo = 1 in the section named GameSettings.