I was really big on playing RS back when it was in Beta and quite a while after it came out. Back then, it was really a toss up on who would win; It depended on team coordination and the competence of the squad and team leaders. Sure there were a few maps were one side had a clear advantage, but those were few and not too bad (not including Iwo Jima).
Because of the discount last weekend, I bought the game for a friend. I started playing last weekend for the first time in months. Holy hell, is it bad. I swear, the Americans have a 1:5 victory rate in my recent games. I don't know if an update changed some things or if noobs just REALLY like America, but something's up. My friend and I are almost always treated to raging as Americans because the round time is half way done by the time the first point is taken or sitting back in a shooting gallery as the Japs.
Guess I could go back to HoS