From: Stillwater, OK, United States
I actually sort of like the upgrading for the Allies. War in the Pacific was never meant to be balanced, it was meant to be psuedo accurate.
The main reason I like it is because historically, several units in the PTO were outfitted with one plane, but due to shortages had to go to another type of plane. Don't remember the squadron, but in 1943 there was a unit of P-38Gs. However, because there was a shortage of P-38s, and an overabundance of P-47s, the unit converted out of necessity. Pre 1.5, that wouldn't be represented. However, post 1.5 it is possible. Yes, the Allied production is fixed. But if you have a shortage of one plane, or an abundance of another, why should we not be able to switch?
In pre 1.5 WiTP, by 1945 the Allies would have several groups stuck at just P-40s. At that late in the game, why can't the player decide to re-equip them with longer range planes? Its not biased, its a new dimension to the game. Granted, I do think there should be some limits to it, but otherwise its ok by me.
Designer of War Plan Orange
Allied Naval OOBer of Admiral's Edition
Naval Team Lead for War in the Med
Author of Million-Dollar Barrage: American Field Artillery in the Great War coming soon from OU Press.