What I posted below is mostly fact. I'm not one of the fanboys that think Aftermath is the greatest game ever. Silent Storm is better, simple as that. I did get annoyed with all the attacks on ALTAR based on misunderstandings or lack of knowledge in the beginning however, and vented some of my frustration here. For that I am sorry.
I do however think Aftermath has great potential. That is an opinion, and it's up to you to decide what you think. Reason I tried to explain a few things below, is that I run a Aftermath fan-site, and am in contact with ALTAR on a regular basis. Thus I know more about the trouble they faced than most others, and it could help explain a few things for some.
Greetings from Olav (Staff at http://www.strategycore.co.uk