True, but Turn A makes it the focal point rather then a secondary element to the story. Kind of makes sense considering that the main setting takes place on an early 20th century earth with the Moon Race trying to set up base camp on the Earth (Ameria). But seriously take the time to watch it, I know the first episode is a drag but it's actually pretty good IMO. Though I have to admit, I've only gotten so far.
08TH was the most realistic of the Gundams actually, since mobile suits can easily take damage or even be crippled by small instances like leg damage from regular gunfire or rendered immobile by sand in their gears