In my opinion then, you've really come to the right place. Because its not like most WW2 games where you can play either the axis or allies. You can play 8 powers! And when you are done with those, you can even play Portugal, Poland, or Bavaria in the 1792 scenario. Each one of those powers has its own strengths and weaknesses, and mastering each of their economic systems is a challenge as well (playing the turks is QUITE different than playing Britain).
I see only a few problems with the game now, and the first patch should fix those right up. :) I haven't heard any serious complaints in here yet. Sure, there are some matters of taste. And some things which COULD be improved, but I think that would be the case in any game. Even with its few weaknesses, it is the best grand strategy game I have ever played. That's just my opinion.