FOW has a lot to recommend it and a few problems as well, but what game doesn’t. No shame in playing, getting some fun game time out of our models is what this hobby is all about! The HIGHLY competitive players in my area turned me off of it for a while, but I have a ton of their stuff and I’m think I’m going to give it another try sometime soon.
I’ve also been toying with the idea of trying a friendly game of FOW where the player’s alternate activating platoons. I’m thinking you’d move and shoot with an activation and trying for air support would be counted as an activation. After that you’d go through another round of alternating activations for assaults. No idea if it’ll work or not, but I think it would be fun exercise to try.