This is typical for all recent ArmA based games - slow starting, bugged, glitchy, unplayable, etc, etc but after some time very, very good.
I personally bought it because of those models which are the most realistic of all games I would type.
Correct me if I am wrong.
Fully agree your point! The art work and models are really the best I ever saw in WW2 games! Just for this, Im glad to pay above Eur 60 with postage included!