yea i have no problem with the lorraine, it's a pretty large target, and slow, but for some reason it IS pretty fun. so the grind for the batchat won't be bad as the end goal is awesome since everyone keeps telling me the batchat is the best tier X med. i'm over 100k xp already so i grinded 1/2 way before i quit playing beforeI too hated the T25/2. Surprisingly it made me play much more carefully and I have a great record with that tank. This was before credit premium rounds were available as well... the 2nd turret and the good gun makes the tank bearable. The T110E4 is still a nice tank but I've given up on that route as I don't feel like playing Tier 10s until they "fix" arty, and the T30 is not enticing enough for me to grind through the T28 prot.
I'd finish grinding the lorraine for the batchat if you can bear it. Batchat is probably the best tier 10 in the game right now.
I'm working through the american autoloader lines and the T-54 right now. Debating whether to buy the black prince or not though... I hated the churchfail7 and I shudder to think about how bad the black prince could be.
the tier 9 french heavy tho ugh...i can't stand it so far, it's so slow. and 63k ish or so seems so far off for the better gun (i have the top tracks and engine already), i'm barely at 12k or so