I made a start on CoH recently but just didn't get into it like I thought after all the raving.
Game seemed fun but overly scripted, which is a bit bleh in itself but it was really bad at hinting. There was a couple of times I thought I screwed up so restarted, thinking bloody hell this is hard, only to find out I was supposed to lose that bit.
There was other bits of bad scripting and communication too. Like some levels you were supposed to say rescue some troops, then come back build a base, then after a bit you get attacked. But stray slightly too far north when rescuing the troops and you trigger the assault immediately.
Also,the population caps were always bloody annoying. Tons of resources and tons of units - but only if you keep getting them killed!