Imho, the automated system for allocation of support units is too cumbersome, because you can only specify a global support level for your HQ: you can't tailor to how you want it. So if I want more AA units for one army and more AT units for another army, there's no help from automatic transfers.
So you need to use the manual transfers to set what you want - that's not perfect but that's fine, except for the cost of doing it. And once you create the units you want, you can't unlock the support level in your HQ, otherwise your newly built support units will move elsewhere; therefore, once you start doing manual allocations, there's no way back to automatic.
Now, I don't pay to move air groups around, so why should I pay to move support units? If I'm going at length to work my way around a system I don't like (the automated system), and pay up in my time and effort to assign the units the way I want, why should I also pay in administration points? The way it is, it's like I'm paying three times (time + effort + administration points) to cover for something that should have been more flexible from the beginning.
I'm not arguing to revamp the automated system. I just argue that, as the automated system sucks, I shouldn't have to pay to not use it. Just make the transfers of support units to be free, and everybody will be happy, please.
< Message edited by fbs -- 2/26/2012 7:07:08 PM >