Tophat, I assume that you've never played CHS, with a much more realistic OOB (no masses of LB30, or any allied 4E bombers in 1942). Since AE is the result of a great deal of painstaking OOB research, my guess is that you can expect things to be far different when you play that version...
Nope,never have and looking forward to AE with as you can tell baited breath. And note people choose mods because they wanted changes to stock. Lets see,summer 2004,Origins,got to meet Mogommi and frankly wished i could have charged back home after getting my copy and visiting with the Matrix group awhile. but the other fellows i was at origins with had other ideas,such is life.
So we are coming up on 5 yrs now,yup,looks like 5 yrs and we still need a "final" patch for stock. I'm not bitching about that in any way shape or form. What does have me wondering,what really,really does have me curious is that if we don't expect AE to be perfect out of the box and we (me&others) have actually waited almost 5 yrs through improvements to stock...............................never mind it will just get peoples panties in a bunch.
But I am kind of sick of the look down the nose at the jap fanboys attitude.