So, because I'm silly, decided to throw about 500k free XP (I stockpile it pretty quickly these days as I'm not grinding many lines and generally do grinds anyway), a bunch of blueprints not getting used, and 4 million credits at WG to get the new tier 10 tank (which doesn't even look that special). I feel kind of dirty.
I have to say that I'm finding these new maps pretty enjoyable during the current Recon Mission.
Idk if they're actually more open or if it's that nobody "knows" the maps and just heads off to new and exciting locations.
Definitely worth some pay time.