I suppose this would be the typical first post of a newcomer's entry into an old series like this. Which it is. Read if ya want.
I've recently downloaded OpenRA and several other mods to get a feel of the game as a RTS (I'm more familiar with Starcraft's style though I'm still very much a newbie when it comes to playing that game). So far, its an interesting experience playing against the bots - even when they rush my base with a swarm of infantry and vehicles like a cloud of mosquitos, its a learning experience for me and a bit of frantic fun in trying to repel a swarm.
I hope I do get a chance to play with some people online so hope to meet y'all in a game!