actually adding to the topic though, I bought it a few days ago at 7 bucks and I agree that its pretty hard. Its the hardest game I've picked up to play in the last few years by far. I'm better than most at pretty much any game that I play and I pick games up pretty easily, however BFBC2 is kicking my butt. I'm struggling to achieve a 1:1 KD.
I think the problem most people have with the game is the fact that its not like other shooter and requires you to play in squads and to actually think about what your next move is going to be. Theres definitely a stealth quality that has to be learned in order to successfully play this game. Because the gameplay is so different from most FPS games out there (L4D2/TF2/etc) its not necessarily nub friendly.
Also, the RPG elements of this game and leveling up to get better weapons/skills doesn't necessarily make the game nub friendly. One more thing is the massive recoil of the guns (must shoot burst fire) and the realistic reduction of damage and accuracy over distances (rifles vs sub machine guns for example).
These are probably only a few of the aspects of the game which I believe add to the quick exit of new players to BFBC2.
That all being said, I think the game is pretty fun. When you start actually working together and sticking in squads, the game rocks. Yes, I hate snipers just like everyone else, but you can't escape that in any game. Its part of pretty much any shooter type multiplayer I can think of.
Once you start leveling up and gaining experience, unlock new guns, and start learning the specifics of each map/gameplay mode the game should become exponentially more fun. Stick to the game BDBC2 nubs, I am.
**edited for the 2 reading nubs below me
Edited by dheath - 12/31/10 at 11:32pm