Ironclad, and no, they're not new - you said yourself you have an older card that's not fully Vista compatible, and yet you're faulting the developer for the game not running as smooth as you assume it should, based purely on your perception of how it should run compared to Crysis I usually don't nitpick, but try to be a bit objective? A lot of it also depends on map size and the number of units in play, something that's not much of an issue in Crysis, for example
Ok ok fanboy, hold your horses, yes my mistake, Ironclad, yes I have an older card. But Im sorry, poor performance for something that arguably looks no better than homeworld 1 should NOT be the case. The comparison to Crysis was a bad one, they have vastly different environments to deal with. However, I think the comparison to Supreme commander holds up, the first game runs very smoothly on my machine. Why does one game with a higher visual quality (yes IMO but what other guage is there for these things?) run smoother than another game that has to deal with comparable issues?
Anyway, I don't want to get into an argument over this, its just a little disappointing that pc games in general don't come with that locked down solid feel any more. Patches are the norm and bugs for 25% of the user base are acceptable upon release.