My apologies if this has been suggested before, but i can't get myself to read 20ish pages .
You are obviously teh man, wiper. So I was wondering if you have any plans of expanding the mission to give the player even more option. I don't know if you recall, but there was a mission in ARMA1 based on a desert map where basically you spawned at a base, you could get custom loadouts, customize your squad, talk to an NPC mission giver, and choose your method of insertion (like take a helicopter ride, drive a APC, get AI to deliver you etc..). It also had different missions .. like 'patrol area', 'take out target', 'defend location', 'take prisoner', etc..
What i'd personaly love to see for your mission is something like that. Maybe set up the base at the same hill where it is in the manhatten mission. Enable the buy menu where you can customize your equipment and squad. Drop down a Helo & some vehicles so the player can choose his method of insertion. UAV terminal? Maybe have a "fast travel" option towards a point near the Area of Operation for those who want to get there faster without helicopters but don't want to spend time driving. Set up an NPC mission giver .. etc. I'm sure you understand by now .
Comon.. whaddya say?