Starcraft was a game at first that seemed a little complex but once you get hands on experience with the game its a lot easier than you think. You just need to come up with a good strategy to win. Although throwing people who have never played the game before straight into the who have never played before seemed like a bad idea it was more rewarding in the long run. The one thing the player learns quickly is that workers are the key to success. But don't build too many because eventually it will be time to attack and you don't want to be defenseless. This was a decent game but nothing to get to dramatically excited about. Its got some replay value but gets boring very quickly.
From a developers point of view I can see why this game is so addicting to many and boring to others. It keeps the player guessing and they never know when the enemy is going to attack. It also involves a lot of strategy as well as making sure that you don't make the same mistakes over and over. Why it may be difficult to enjoy for some. People may not be interested in a strategy game that involves you act quickly or just don't like strategy games in general. Overall this is a great game to learn from buts get quite repetitive really fast.