I purchased this game a week or so ago and have played it a few times, I should add I have been playing this series for a long time now although the last one I bought was the Arnhem edition.
Perhaps there has been a gradual shift in how the game is balanced, but I always thought it was better with just a few tanks and vehicles with the focus on infantry. Instead this version is just much too small infantry teams which seem far more vulnerable, and endless numbers of tanks. Sorry but for me ten tanks against eight is just dull, it's a very disappointing game. Are there any mods to reduce the balance?
I also bought the game a week ago, but I do not share your disappointment.
The previous versions I played were Arnhem and CC: Invasion Normandy.
It is tur this version involves a lot more tanks in battle. This is however not the fault of the developpers, but the fault of Mongomery and OKW (German command in those days). Both sides concentrated their amrour divisions in the area around Caen, while the American side of Normandy was dealt by infantry and Airborne divsions. I believe the game reflects the settings of operation epsom very well.
Try too look at it that way whenever 5 of your cromwell tanks are destroyed by merely one 88 flak gun. Now you know how the British must have felt in 1944 (except this is merely a game, they were in for real).