First of all Hi to our new firend Victory Games and gool luck with new CnC game.
I think the System for choosing sub fraction from cnc 4 is better then old system in CnC.
When you start the game and click on SKIRMISH you will have just to chose main faction, but when you start the game you will have sub fraction like in CnC4. Generals 2 there will be a pictures of generals. But Red Alert is better to have like RA2. In skirmish you chose countries, then when you waith loading you can read about your side.
This is much better and nicer.