From: San Antonio, TX
Some players also explain their thinking and are happy to answer questions about that thinking. Those are particularly useful.
I find these the most useful versus a rehash of combat report text. I also find it difficult to read AARs with poor grammar, syntax or millions of typos. Yes, it's vain, but them's my opinions and I'm stickin' to 'em.
Two AARs that I follow regularly are Canoerebel and Q-ball's. I'm an occasional visitor to Cuttlefish's AAR too. All are very well written and insightful AARs that benefit noobs and experienced players alike. Mike Solli's is just getting started, but is already full of useful IJ production tidbits of wisdom. I particularly like these authors' willingness to acknowledge comments, answer questions, solicit opinions and, occasionally, open debate.
I've bristled when others have suggested this to me, so please don't take this the wrong way: the integrity of AARs (particularly those like Q-ball / Cuttlefish) that simultaneously report on both sides of the war depends on the ability of AAR readers to keep a secret. Loose lips sink ships and all that. If you're going to read one opponent's mail, you must watch what you say in the other AAR to avoid security breaches. Alright, 'nuff said already-you get the idea.
Enjoy! Reading AARs is one of the best things on this forum. Borrowing bits of knowledge and hard-earned experience from these guys has made me (I think) a much better player.