Noob yourself. All the following discutions proved that there are plenty of people thinking the same as I do so I see there is not a "known" consensus. The only reason you are playing lately with germans is that - finally - Relic balanced the game, and now you have to use your brains as soviet too, not just spamming 3-4 unit types and win the game. As player with germans, before last patch you had to have a better micro than your oponent and a bigger value. Now, at list, it's sufficient to have a better micro (because, as a player with german factions, YOU NEED BETTER MICRO THAN WITH SOVIETS. Just walking around some units and throwing from time to time grenades and molotovs it's not micro. Micro is deploying and redeploying your mgs to face the enemy WHILE moving around units trying to keep distance in order to use rifle grenades and such). I could tell you that your "glass" soviet armor is cheaper and it's easier to bring it on the field; that it has abilities that compensate this "disadvantage" and make it more usefull, that while playing with soviets and using "ram" I allways traded a T34 vs a PZIV and it was worthing the money of course, that germans have NO TANK that can squad whipe even vetted units meaning no chance to retreat, and so on. But I guess you will keep your opinion so I stop here .
You're trying to be funny yes? Cause if so you should become a comedian!
I know this is a panther thread but I have to point out a few things that made me nearly shit myself from laughter. First off ... Jesus where to start ... Lets go with MG's. Your think that German MG's are more micro heavy than maxims? The maxim cone of fire is what 25% of the mg42? That alone means that a soviet player will need to shift his MG's much more than a German.
Let's also not forget that soviet AT comes in the form of an assault gun only which is also much more micro intensive than a nos-panther.
And let's not forget that on a one by one unit comparison the axis unit is 99% of the time the better unit forcing the soviet into outplaying the axis player. P4 vs t36/74? P4 wins every time. So soviet had to bring in at guns and ram it, or guards, or two it's etc etc. Panther vs su? Panther can circle strsfe it all day. So soviet player is forced to have at nades nearby, at guns in a triangle, mines, etc etc. Tiger vs is2? Head to heaf is2 loses unless the sov micros in and out of tiger range in between shots etc etc. Do you honestly believe the German faction is more micro intensive?? German "combined arms" in a team game is panthers and pgrens. Done. You can take on everything.
I'm not saying Soviets are UP but please don't try to convince anyone that they don't require micro