Yeah, I agree, Rebellion gets slammed unessesarily hard. If you take the time to learn it, it's actually a fun little game.
Oh the joys of building a fleet of 5 Super Star Destroyers, each one named after and having aboard a Dark Jedi whom I trained. And lets not forget their full compliment of Tie Defenders. I even had a Death Star I named the "Emperor's Hand" how cool is that?
The only drawback to that game is pi$$ poor AI. I could totally dig a Rebellion 2, just crank up the AI, and make it turn based, not real time. there really wasn't any reason that game should've been real time and not turn based. Except for the fleet battles that is.
"Weeeeeeee!!! I just accidentally BLOOOOOOOOOOWED up the droid command ship, oopsie! he he he, say whatever happened to those other 100 driod command ships we saw orbiting the planet in the begining of the movie??? oopsie!!!! he he he"
-Anakin Skywalker (future Dark Lord of the Sith)