I am in my 40s... and my reflexes are lack luster, even in my prime.
I was hoping for a more single player, multiple story lines, procedural generated map/missions/events similar to DoW 2; but got DoW 1 again. Oh well...
There seems to be NO CATCH UP Mechanic in the open beta. On a 1 vs 1 fight and you lose your first engagement or dont get as many resource nodes as your enemy. It seems it is a DONE GAME if the enemy presses you. If the enemy turtles after winning his first engagement or after securing one extra resource node than you... THEN itss over at +15 minutes or something.
There is nothing you can do to beat someone who has more troops than you and more resources than you - except just to quit the game.
This is suppose to be fun... knowing your going to win or lose within 5 minutes and having to endure the loss or win for another 10 to 20 minutes?
Plus, RTS is a young man's game... and as an older game - which I assume most of the Dawn of War and Warhammer 40K peeps are... is hard. Playing against reflexes when your old is tough... but knowing that if you lose... there is nothing you can do but watch as you slowly lose... is worse.