hehhe, i could not disagree with you on that one. Although, they look primitive they carry heavy weaponry that even tanks cannot withstand. That Colonel got owned by Exia, he was using one of those odd looking mobile suits.
man, it was really cool when setsuna pulled the colonel's severed arm off exia's face... there seems to be really good fights in the show.
does the captain of the ship celestial being uses (i cant remember the name good enough) remind anyone else of Misato from Evangelion? a litter easter egg, perhaps?