I bought Company of Heroes recently when it was on sale because of all the good reviews. The campaign provides good narrative and decent mission structure, but man, playing skirmishes, I'm starting to think I wasted my money. The pace is WAY too fast, and playing as the Americans, the German army has some really unfair advantages (they have better, well, everything). The whole concept seems off to me. Instead of constructing buildings that produce resources, you have go around the map and secure points to get resources, which really takes away from having big battles at focused areas. Apparently you have to move so fast and click so much you can't even watch the battles. And this is on easy difficulty.
What am I doing wrong that is preventing me from enjoying this game? I think my mind works differently from others because I like to take my time and make decisions, and then watch as the battle is fought (which is why I like Total War so much). Any suggestions to help me enjoy this supposedly incredible game would be appreciated, because I feel like I wasted my money on this. If I hadn't bought this on Steam, it would be boxed back up and on Ebay.