Ed Kirchgessner, from Game and Player, comments on his lifelong passion for the genre as well as it's limited market in North America. He also recommends some cheap, but entertaining titles.
"Turn-based strategy titles are a far cry from the real-time strategy games which dominated the PC landscape throughout the late nineties and into the first years of this decade. Against the Zerg, I'm doomed. Place a rendered map in front of me and allow me to painstakingly deploy my units, however, and you should start counting down your days – because they are numbered."