It is taking forever to level up in this game. It took a long time just a get to level 1 (6500 points for the first level, seriously?!). It was very fast in Bad Company 1 and in 1943 i leveled in the first gamed. This wouldn't be a huge problem if I didn't feel so crippled. The people at high levels have scopes and ceramic armor and stuff that I won't get for a long time.
I'm mostly playing Recon and it seems people have a lot more health or the weapons do less damage in BC2 compared to BC1. In BC1 it was mostly one shot to kill, but here it a couple and with semi-automatic sniper rifles it takes several shots. I mostly end up getting the assist rather than the kill.
I got 1400 points in one match thanks to a bunch of mortar vehicle kills, but most of the time it's just 200-800 for a match and at that speed it takes hours just to level up one level.
Also is it just me or is it a lot easier to hit people in BC1 being a sniper than it is in BC2?