I have a much higher success spotting them moving, but I could see the obs pretty well after a careful look. Freaking out about them and taking a look around your production/army is a waste of time though. It's just like watching the minimap, you don't mind when things are still, but your attention is drawn to things that are changing. The same goes for seeing a cloaked unit. You are drawn to changes.
even if sc2 was more balanced i feel like it would still be less dynamic just due to the nature of ai movements and controls. you just clump everything into a ball and fight that one big battle. the only match up this isn't really the case is tvt though b/c you can't just a move into siege lines so it becomes a positional game.
The thing I loved about that game 1 (and bw in general, though I really don't understand the game like I do SC2) is how 'small' the armies are. That was like a 35 minute game and I don't think either side ever reached 200/200. Which is awesome.
The thing is, bw, while a great, great game is like lol old at this point. Watching 2 of the top 20 players in the world who have idle probes and drones all over the place is so tilting after watching SC2. It's a more 'pure' game because the interface does so much less for the gamer, but it's frustrating from an SC2 perspective where having that many idle workers would be considered lol bad.