Not too crazy about aircraft. That is the main reason I have no interest in WW2 naval or moderns.
Agreed. GF3 will account for aircraft in a fairly abstract way, but the main focus will still be on surface combat.
From the cards it looks like GFIII is going to streamline out a fair bit and add post 1940.
It will streamline a bit, but not by a whole lot. Think "faster play" rather than "loss of detail".
And while the pre-release stuff has been focusing on WW2 ships, it will still handle RJW, WW1, and inter-war scenarios as well as it ever did.
While I don't want to make promises, since the birth of our child has made the amount of time I have to devote to gaming unpredictable at best, I would expect to see some movement on this in February and March.