OK I give you a challenge, get hold of battlefield 1942 and download Desert Combat. I'll play as the Coalition and you play as the Iraqis. Now I'm already a highly skilled DC player and after say 30 minutes of me raping you with the Apache gunship tell me if you like realism or not
Regardless of wether the Iraqis lost the war or not the game has to be balanced to allow both teams of players to have fun, not just run over the other team with no challenge at all.
Edit: this is why balanced games are so fun...
I took out the entire blue team in one round