The NM re-balancing decisions can be removed from 1914 (if agreeable) and can be made applicable from 1915 onward, as it often happens that you gain a NM lead and then get a double whammy of "Lost battle + Balancing" which results in massive (as much as 6-7 NM) loss and then you actually end up with less NM than your opponents.
Esp. hits the CP hard in early game and CP needs an early lead to have a chance to survive.
Let me also ride my luck and propose this again-
You have already implemented in your MOD, locking the non-home British Units- Anzac, Canadian, Indians till November or even later, so that a-historically strong British Troops are not present on the Continent in 1914.
This can also be helped by severely reducing the "Transport Ships" and making new "Transport Ships very costly".
Rascals, would you live forever? - Frederick the Great.