Good review. I understand your point about having other editions and setup options, but it is called A&A 1942, after all. It makes more sense for Beamdog to finish this game and then use the engine to release all of the other editions as separate games for more income. I can't argue with that business model. After all, a guy's gotta eat. They would deserve it, too. I only paid $10 for this game on sale. I would easily pay $10-20 for each new edition, especially Anniversary and 1940 Europe + Pacific 2nd Edition (imagine buying them both to gain the combined map--I own them but have never been able to get 6 players together for 18 hours to play it).
I've been playing since 1984 and was never "in love" with A&A, but I enjoyed playing with friends. In the early 90s, when the only edition besides the original was the unofficial "World at War" mod, it was a regular Friday night event. I hardly ever won against my friend's dad who was the reincarnated Rommell, apparently.
Thank you for recommending TripleA. I'll check it out! Looks cool!