Yea theres plenty of Euros playing, lots in my squad. I played on launch day and here and there for the last 3 years and the game today is very different than it was in 2001. It runs fine if you have average hardware and considering the scale and detail the graphics are quite good. Its a sim which will always turn off those who dont have the patience to learn how to properly operate things. The game has evolved past 1940 to include a variety of equipment, later model spitfires, the fw190, sherman tanks and panzer 4's. Yes players flip flopping sucks, Im not sure if they have made changes to foliage settings.