Thanks for the positive feedback, everyone, and thanks to the COH2.org staff for making my words all purty.
When I first decided to figure out CoH, I watched a shoutcast - game 2 of Siberian Platoon v. Guderian in the second Sandland Invitational
- and probably only understood about 50% of what was being said. I had never seen any game shoutcast before and had not played RTS games since StarCraft. Still, it was so exciting that I got hooked and wanted to learn all the ins and outs of the game. As it turns out, that meant spending a lot
of time searching the forums at GameReplays. Hopefully, this - and the other guides that people will make for COH2.org - will be of some use to new players who want to get a handle on the community around the game without having to read years and years of forum posts.