From: ON, Canada
All I can say is that both Kitakami and I love DBB, but we really love RA. I have to admit, the Allies have a heck of a hard time at the beginning, but that's the fun part of it. Bad pilots, not many ships, A/C, LCUs, and very little supplies (lllloovvee it). It allows the IJN player to get a really good foothold in the first year.
However, as Kitakami would say, for the IJN, you get a lot of toys, but if you're not careful, you can easily cause yourself major problems w/your IJN economy if you don't plan well. Toys come at a price.