Crew assignment options are welcome, and is evidence that once in a while, perhaps, the developers are listening.
On the other hand, if it could be done now, why could it not been done a year ago?
These small things can add up to either make or break a title.
The female crews seemed at first to be all pluses, but some of the posts above give me concern about breaking game balance.
All in all, a worthy patch, but it has some stiff competition from WoT 9.17.1