First of all if your looking for a game that is a bit of a challenge this is defo it. Some of the missions are just extreme. Even i (a C&C geek) find some almost impossible. However i would suggest there are improvements to be made to this game.
I would agree that the graphics have improved and make the game more enjoyable. Also the A.I. is actually half decent, they have decided that sending one unit at a time doesnt work. (well done lads)
The most appealing thing about this game is the online play. Ok i agree its in early stage, its also a bit fragile and updates are included every few days so that does drive you mad... BUT! playing against other people and making more of a shoddy update is a great idea.
(warning that the maps may be boring at first but they do show a slight bit of charm.
Finally: Good game if you want a challenge (and dont want to complete it within a day) online is good fun ... seen better but cant complain for the Price.