I've wanted this one for a while, but have been a little put off by what appears to be an extremely complicated approach to the genre [similar concerns with Mark Herman's Empire of the Sun].
This game is complicated. Super complicated in my humble opinion. And the kind of one off, this thing does this at this time complicated that annoys. But it's still a solid game with some brilliant parts, as I think the political phase is brilliant especially in its potential for other games. I wouldn't put it in my god-smiles-on-me great department. Well worth playing though. Once I play it a couple more times I'll write a full review for F:AT, so look for that as well.
But it going OOP and never being printed again is kind of why I bought it as well. I could easily see this gone and I'd be kicking myself about it after that. It has been worth my money despite it being hard to play. There's no feeling like being down and being bailed out by a couple factions placing their armies for your side to open up a new front.
Thanks for this input Gary. I'll probably "stimulate the economy" and buy this when that check finally comes in...