As we decided in 2017 to go with EW in 2018, cause we couldnt be sure that by that time enough books will be available, no one said lets evaluate if EW works with V4, we just prepared and any issues that had come up where dealt with in the rulespack as best as we could.
Why has it to be different with MW V4?
We have the books we were asking for and a ruleset that was designed for MW V4.
If something is unbalanced (I cant see atm what this is, please help me) we can deal with that. Its not easy to get a team together under V4 and I want to make sure asap that I can start planing properly. If I have to wait till end/beginning next year thats not what I am happy with.
This year several Players/Teams dropped ETC because of Early War, expecting that they can attend 2019 under MW.
Maybe, if some players are not happy with MW, its there turn to skip for a year and let the guys, who waited for 2019, have their comeback.
By the way, we have more books and lists in EW, thats true, but if we honestly have a look at the army choises this year, I cant see why someone is afraid of repeating lists in MW. We had that this year already.
Almost 75% of all list have been Russian Tanks, Russian Inf, German Inf, Japanese, French and Italians. And due to multiple formations most of the time it was no difference if you call them tank or infantry lists