I don't care what you think about the DLC. You can love it, hate, be okay with it. Whatever.
I loved half of the maps from the French DLC, and dislike more than a couple on the Russian side. I feel like Tsaritsyn and Galicia are mostly failures of design. They feel like not enough time was spent on their overall balance and quality.
I feel like teams never focus effectively because everyone wants to be doing something. So it's never realistic in that sense. It's always frantic and people are running everywhere without a clue as to what they are doing and spawning in constantly... unless they are in coordinated squads.
Even then I find the sniping in Russian DLC to be hit and miss. I don't like sniping for the most part. I don't like lying down for 30m a match and just picking people off randomly. It isn't why I play shooters. But the game pretty much insists you do this in imbalanced matches. There are very few cool behemoths. It's mostly just bad team tough luck quit or waste your life.
I play shooters mostly for arena style combat and 1v1 encounters. And this is not what the Russian DLC provides when teams cannot be balanced properly. So I can understand why some people like it, I do myself when equal teams face off against each other. But the tank battles are not that great, and the horses are only good on a couple maps. Cavalry can be fun when you are on a good run, but there are a lot of things in the way. I'd say Cavalry on Lupkow and tanking on Brusilov and Volga is probably the most fun I have had with the DLC in general.
I guess I just wish we had that Amiens-type map in Tsaritysn, and that Galicia was just radically different instead of more of the same.