I must agree with the Mrs. on this one. I did buy WitE2, partly to support the devs, but it is unlikely I will play it (or edit it) until they patch in full editor support and more fully developed mods are available.
I did get CAOS (and Valor & Victory - thank you, Matrix), and IMHO both are worth a look, especially for the reasonable prices. V&V offers a smoother and quicker experience than the more complex, but very excellent, LnL series, dating back to LnL Heroes of Stalingrad, here on Matrix.
CAOS I haven't played enough yet but am enjoying being crushed by the AI, even as the defender. It is different, and for me that is totally what matters. Graphics are okay, there are stats everywhere, but this is sandbox, not historical scenarios. You chose a map - okay, looks like Sicily, but then choose from a huge variety of units (and four sides), so if you want history, buy the late John Tiller's PzC Sicily '43, for example.