One problem is knowing whether to put an apostophe in the word "RTS's". However, the other problem I have with them is always feeling that it's pointless trying different actions; either they won't make any difference, or it's all down to chance anyway.
I really want to enjoy RTS's, ever since I played what I think is the very first one: Stonkers (not Dune II!). I've not played many of the later ones, but I've played C&C, StarCraft, Age of Mythology, and quite a few free ones, and even written my own.
The typical scenario goes like this: I select a group of units, move them towards the enemy, and err, repeat. All I can do now is watch them do battle. Maybe my units will win, maybe they won't. Should I try some newfangle tactics? Does it make any difference if I have some units on the left side of the enemy and some on the right side? Or maybe I should build a tank instead of two foot-soldiers? Is it better to have a tank than two footsoldiers? I don't know. All I know is the units keep shooting at the enemy and eventually some of them die. The tank is more powerful but has a slower shot rate, but I can't be bothered to check the "stats" to see if the more powerful gun with a slower shot rate is better than two weak guns with a faster shot rate.
I might be fighting another small skirmish in another part of the map while this is going on. When I go back to the original skirmish, some of my units have survived and the enemy seems to be dead. Or did they retreat? And if they did, how much damage was inflicted? Who knows. I'm no closer to knowing what the best tactics are, or if it makes any difference.
So by now I've lost interest and decided to play an FPS or something.