I'm just not fond of WW2 much (as well as the firearms age in all). I'd be a big fan of some Ancient Era game on Paradox engine (some Bronze Age, similar to "Chariots of War" game from Slitherine) or even fantasy or sci-fi themed ones...:) Yes, I'm a bit escapist maybe :P
Fair 'nuff. I wouldn't recommend HoI to a novice, anyway. Also, I was referring to all of FtG, AoD & DH there - recommended, but not sure when/if they'll come.