Being a huge FoW player, i LOVE IT!
I enjoy it much more then 40k and most GW games for many reasions...
A- Price- you can buy 1500 pts of CDNs for what 230 Cdn?? ive spend how much on my guard
B- rules- they are simple but not retarded simple like GW is going. i heard the game play was much better in early Eds but now i almost find it boring.
C- Age- im a younger player but fairly mature if i do say so my self. i dont like having to deal with the ($@!) the young people deal out most of the time.
D- Historical aspect- yes its not quite historical but this can be fixed with house rules. Ex- we just played a d-day landing all day today and we messed with the bunker rules a tad and such. its not entirly historical but no game is. atleast i havnt played one.
Long story short you need to play with the right people. if theres a existing group in the area is suggest asking them about playing mid war (42-43) as i find late war can get unfair with all the heavy tank co's if you only have a brit/ american tank co. it takes some skill and luck to win with them VS panthers, tigers, king tigers ETC.