From: Lancaster, England
When someone is taking time to showcase the game for me, no strings, no costs, just for free, I tend to follow their rules. The use of the word obnoxious here is bang out of order - direct, rough, even rude, but not obnoxious. Please can we all be more careful about the language we use - it matters. It sets a tone. Read the post back to yourself before sending and think how would you like it if it was coming back at you.
Squatter - you twice mentioned politeness and not wishing to appear rude. Just taking out that key trigger word (obnoxious) would have altered the whole tone of your email. Better still, why not just ask for someone else to post an AAR to get a different perspective.
Personally, Jon's skill at handling his panzers was what I wanted to see and hear about, and comment on. His game play taught me so much about the purpose of all the detailed mechanics, supply, C&C etc, in a very clear way. That's why I was gripped.