There is an incredible amount of value in this game/simulation as it stands. As just one example, I've spent the last three nights fighting a huge air/naval battle against Libya (Operation Folgore) and it's going to be one of those gaming experiences that just sticks with you. Subs, ships, aircraft, missiles flying, Tornadoes going in low for runway denial missions, SEAD missions, ASW missions, Tanker tracks, CAP zones, AWACS tracks, etc. Oh crap, I have naval targets, which resources can I use to hit them? Do I take down some of my CAP to address this? What - a pop-up target of opportunity? Who's got GBUs or mavericks loaded that I can divert to deal with it. I've got approximately a 60 to 5 shoot down ratio between Libyan MIGs / Mirages and Italian Typhoons / Tornadoes, yet all five of my losses stick in my craw.
This will be a game/sim that I'll be playing for the next 5-10 years.
Get in now and if an update for expanded land war comes along, it will just be gravy.
My two cents.