I know after the first round the game can vary, I was just tired of the Japs killing the Hawaiian Island fleet every first round and having the same pieces to work with, just an alternate set-up would perhaps make the game feel fresh and even more fun setting up the game. I know everyone on this website will hate me saying this but setting up RISK is more exciting with the random assignment of territories, each game is completely different.
This version is only a few months old and it has all new naval pricing, a new boat, different initial naval set ups, new BR rules, cheaper bombers. Those changes alone make it radically different than revised. Add in the dice roles and you have no idea what round two is going to look like.