Still no system link in Battlefiled 3. This immediately excludes my twelve friends and I, as we system link every Thursday night, so none of them will even think about buying it, (I might buy it cheap second hand in a few months to try it out). I would imagine that there are many LAN party people who won't bother to buy B3 either. It's a shame really, it looks quite nice. Most of my XBox friends aren't serious gamers, they ONLY play on Thursday nights.
It seems crazy that a company would deliberately limit it's potential client base, but there you go... well done EA!