I agree for more than just the financial reasons.
A Pac Strategy is SOOO easy in this game to pull off, even a rookie can do it! (With the Allies.) Japan literally cannot be everywhere with it’s navy at once like it could in Classic and (to a lesser extent) revised. Too many new sea zones let you hide your fleet around. If Japan splits up to protect all avenues of approach (notice that they would have to move into range of your fleet to block you after starting out of range) then you can focus your firepower to destroy their smaller fleet(s).
@Panther Well said, thank you. Whether we like certain rules is subjective, so we can agree to disagree. I don’t like that if UK liberates Karelia the turn before Russia falls, the territory is rendered worthless, and the factory inoperable. But if the UK liberates Karelia the turn after Russia falls, they get the value of the territory and a fully functioning factory. I’d like to see control revert to any occupying allied force, upon lost of a capital. Losing a capital would still hurt, but it would make more sense than a territory suddenly becoming worthless and dormant.
But this isn’t a rules clarification, this is a rules wish.