So its airlift and abandon cards, not just cards. You might want to correct that in your first post.
Well I think that France LD promotes cluster-picks a lot.
I don't agree here, there are airlift cards so most players I have seen on the RT ladder have spread their picks around the better bonuses.
Also bringing in eu to suggest that is a template where the strat changes every time? Most games are just pick islands, centre then Russia in that order. In turkey and France LD you dont just have to cluster pick, even though it isnt a bad thing to do. Why not have one game setting where cluster picking isnt a bad thing to do?
I think the biggest issue is games where it just becomes defend a few choke point territories and expand, that is Turkey LD biggest flaw.