As we think we know that the next total war game is Shogun 2 TW. After the massive Empire TW, we back to small Japan island and lack of unit variety. I feel CA didn't understand what their fans want, they need to socialize.
I hope for Mongols TW or may be China Unification TW (200BC), the warring states period. A lot of variety and tactics.
Just corrected your post for you celebritonShire