I was a Closed Beta Tester & I love this game, in closed beta had better players, and not too many cretins.
It can be very fun or very frustrating depending on your team (in both cases; the players who don't know tactics or got brains).
Destroyer are hard to hit from being very manoeuvrable but when hit with HE are destroyed easily, is great fun to try & sneak up to BBs & CVs and let them have salvo or two of torps. The number of dopey BB captains who don't know how to dodge torps (or give a bleep about torps) & just drive along in straight lines.
Never considered WOT to be screwed up, it isn't designed to be a tank simulator only a computer game with tanks. Never had problem with its system just learned how it worked (played around 24k games & still like my Hellcat).
With World of war plane, wargaming.net have admitted they totally screwed up with it & need a lot of work to fix. Try WarThunder for good plane battles (realistic mode will be fun to play).
If want more realistic tank game use WarThunder, I like their damage system but agree with Jingles that the setting for the scenery & planting need to be fixed, thinking you are hidden by a bush, nope, you can bet that someone has the vegetation switched off in settings.
Remember moronic players are found in most games.