I was having more fun with the MP yesterday when everyone didn't have a BR, DMR, or Carbine. I was wondering if picking your weapon beforehand would take away from the "Halo feel" of MP and it does.The best parts of Halos 2, 3, etc was everyone being the same and fighting for the best weapons. Since everyone can spawn with a medium to long ranged rifle now, everything feels like slayer pro. Also, other weapons like sniper rifles, ARs, shotguns, etc are rendered useless in the different deathmatches, since people usually just camp on top of structures and shoot down. There's a little more weapon variety in CTF, Dominion, and other objective games, but it's still there too. This would be like if everyone had a M16 in COD and Battlefield, actually it's kinda worse here, since all the Halo maps are wide open. I'm fine with the armor powers so far.
Also, it's a little off-topic, but the first mission for Spartan Ops sucks, I hope the other ones are better, but ATM, I think they should have just kept firefight.