Generals was also probobly my favorate RTS overall (i liked the control mechanisms in Supreme Commander, but the overall gameplay in Generals more). I wasn't a big multiplayer buff in any RTS though so...that's my situation. I enjoyed how all the units had strong purposes and 'special attacks' but I didn't have to click all of them. Made strategic buildups, unit composition and positioned defenses, vs just being able to micromanage all your clickies (which is what aggrivated me about warcraft 3). and the generals (and generals challenge) gave that game SO Much replay value for me.
I hope this comes out good. I like what i'm hearing. it's weird that they basically turned America into the EU but kept the same core concept (high tech). It's not a bad concept I just wonder what America's deal is going to be instead.
I also wonder if they will have the amazing sterotypes in this game. The GLA peasants, car bombs, black markets, angry mobs, american "made in the USA" jokes , chineese propaganda towers, hackers, etc etc. I'd always heard (not sure if it's true) that some countries didn't get GLA car bombs and nuke trucks and shit because it was offensive. And i imagine china wasn't happy with how they were presented in generals ZH