Your right it isn't interesting to me. Where's the story? You replace the entire game with Warcraft 3 and you'd have the exact same AAR. And yes, it's a run of the mill RTS. Of course it's probably one of the best, but it's essentially the same as every other RTS out there. You build up your forces, you go attack the other guy, maybe you rush maybe you don't.
Don't get me wrong I don't mean this as a swipe against the authors-like I said it's a fascinating concept and I wish I could get someone to play against me and do the same thing. Only playing a game that has a little better background or story that you can relate to.
But hey what do I know. I thought people who downloaded other peoples' Warcraft 3 matches and watched the replays were stupid.
These are the types of games that I like reading AAR's of:
Birth of America
Hearts of Iron
maybe even Civ 4
The writing itself also matters and this is a completely different topic altogether. I've done a couple AAR's myself and believe me they are nothing special. But I have read some absolutely amazing AAR's some gripping and others just comical. I have to admit though today was the first time I ever read this in an AAR:
BAHAHAHAH! YEAH! EAT IT PUSSY. EAT IT. LOLOLOL. THAT WAS PURE OWNAGE.
*edit* Oh I just saw that you can actually download the replay of the game. Now that's