Ah yes, the game is beautiful in many ways - simple to get into (only need a mouse and keyboard, gasp!!!), beautiful graphics, detailed tanks, addicting gameplay...
I do not want to buy a premium account since I will then be pressured to play and play and play to get the most out of my money --- WoT is at the moment just a "daily thing" getting daily doubles every day after that, no pressure to keep on playing so I can go play other games or sim or spend time with the kids... Converting XP to free XP is just too expensive as well, so I'm just grinding my Lowe crew and getting them specialized.
I do agree about some great spontaneous coordination and winning battles. Usually 30 seconds into the battle I can tell if my team has a chance of winning. Pity the "n00b rush" occurs a lot and the whining in-game chat is hilarous sometimes. Thus I joined a clan to have more "coordinated battle" experience than a random roulette.