Okay? I guess we’re arguing semantics.
With regards to your listed flaws:
Not enough Jap pieces-only tac had that problem, and that has been resolved for no cost
Imbalance is also being fixed at no cost. However, I was talking about global, which seemed balanced OOB
Italian units are wrong, but so are French units, ANZAC units, allied artillery, etc. That’s okay since it doesn’t matter to most people.
What is the “muted theme?” Maybe they were made to stand out since France does next to nothing in the game.
USSR and Italians unis are easily differentiated by me due to differed sculpts and the fact that they are not usually near each other.
Chits are good as they don’t move that easily, so they’re prefect for ICs and bases, and even most AAs, which remain.
Thin cardboard was fixed. Keep in mind I was mostly referring to Global/Europe
Colors of oceans don’t math-I concede
NA doesn’t line up-Yes, but they don’t need to since most of the time, the only things moving across are from WUS-CUS and vice versa and ships thru Panama canal.
Boards not laying flat is not a design problem; it is unavoidable.