lol, i actually thought this game was very easy and simple, the first time i played it. im suprised someone finds it hard.
When I first got the game I did the tutorials and still got owned by a single normal AI (I dont like playing on easy difficulties in any game). It took me about 5 or 6 games before I figured out a good starting strategy and that was just with the TEC. When I switched races it was like playing a whole new game, but with my previous experience I was able to win in about 2 games.
Not trying to say that this is a crazy hard game, it just took some time to figure out And alot of patience.