On the air subject I have to agree with KTG, there is no way of making realistic use of air on the table as a constant, I love the Zzooooming over the battlefield thing I think thats ace!
Back to epic40k Vs. The best
The main problem I had with Epik 40k was that the FEEL of the game was lost for me, by getting rid of all the specific guns and replacing them with firepower I thought really lost the feel!
I know your argument is that all the 'essential' weapons were displayed with different stats, but you are refering to Titan weapons and things like death strikes.
So to combat that argument E:A is coming up with a new system for adjustable Titan weapons & Titan damage, also you can custom make certain titans to your whim & there are now several varients of titans available so you can buy the custom job you want. If you want the ability to adjust Titan weapons so you can tailor make your force to destroy a different kind of enemy then I say SIR, PLEASE!
So if your saying Epic 40k was a greater game because it had a Titans that really stood out, thats great but may you eat your words and wash them down with hush juice when the new E:A titan rules are released.
...Which should be 2019...& I'll be dead!