Your basing your opinions on one game perhaps two.
I believe the results of early war with Russia is due to your actions.
Your belligerent actions keep increasing war entry of the Soviet Union
Your at war with 3 countries Poland France Britain, then Denmark, Norway, invasion of England and Influencing countries all in a very short time period.
No, sorry but I can't agree with you. First, Russia ALWAYS declars war whatever you do, to test it one more time I tried a game without declaring any war (Allied declared war on turn 2, I had no choice...), and didn't use any DP, nothing in Balkan, or Finland or Romania, but it is always the same, Russia declared war in june 1940. I don't know how you did to play a correct Barbarossa game. Sorry, but it is not normal, it seems impossible to wait until 1941 to declare war to Russia, and I don't even think what it should be if I wanted to fight in Balkans... The only way is to start the Barbarossa scenario, it is less interesting but I have no choice... I would also say that I tried many games, reloaded saves many time, etc. so I it not just to be lucky or not !
What I don't understand is how the Beta testers didn't see this bug (yes, I consider it like a bug), I know it not easy to test a game, but this one is obvious, I am curious to know if someone succeded to attack Russia before them...
I am disappointed because now I have to wait for a patch to corrige this (I really hope this will be corriged, as some persons are saying here that this is totally normal !!), and Doomtraders seems to say that it won't be before the end of the year... I would prefer a hotfix before.
Sorry it I am rude, I know you did lot of work in this game, but you should recognize when there is a bug, whatever you say in this topic, it is not a Fantasy game but a WW2 one, so I expect to be possible to play Barbarossa whithout starting directly this scenario. I am sure I will enjoy this game after the first patch will be released.