I particularly like the detail of the air strikes/air combat compared to the sometimes abstracted alternatives in other games.
I agree. I would add that this game hits a sweet spot as it also doesn't dive too deeply into air strike details like Flat Top does.
I think it also manages the same sort of balance with regard to ship damage too. Not too much and not too abstracted.
All in all a wonderful "Three Bears" game of the Coral Sea battle.