Now, now, you old guys, especially pre-military, need to relax and understand it is not always about intelligence.
I'm one of you (61 with 13 years USAF, 25 IBM), and I prefer NATO symbols, more informative, but I also realize folks like eye candy and some of these unit counter ideas are, well, pretty.
TOAW units "usually" consists of multiple types of equipment, so the NATO symbols make more sense to me. But the joy of TOAW is everyone can design their scenario as they please, and if they change to non-NATO counters, its cool. Awesome actually, because its a new scenario to play!
They are not talking about NATO symbols yes/NAYO symbols not, but to the some guys tendency to ask or complain for things that demand a simple google search or reading the manual.