Okay, first thing you should know is I am not saying which mode is better here. I am just stating my opinion and that's perfectly fine if you disagree. Now that we've got that out of the way, this is what I think:
I've been playing a lot of conquest lately because one group of friends I play with play conquest over rush. When I first got this game I played rush for a long time. I got this game around the month that it came out and only about a month ago have I actually started to play conquest. When I came over to conquest I was a little confused about where the action was, which was understandable. But now, a couple weeks into it, I still rarely can find any action in this game mode. It seems like the action is all centered around vehicular combat. That being said, I'm not one to hop into vehicles the second I see one. I will if I have the opportunity, but I prefer to let the metal heads have their fun. It is probably better for the team anyway. That being said, I'm not bad at driving vehicles, I just prefer not to unless it's required. I usually spend my time when playing conquest running back and fourth flag to flag picking off the odd guy on the way and the people taking our flag. Other than that I rarely see any action unless I'm in a helicopter or tank.
Now, I have another group of friends that play rush more, but they're not afraid to play conquest. For me it seems like there is heaps more action in rush than there is in conquest. I mean, the entire enemy is focused on two, sometimes even one objective. That means that there is always far more enemies you see because everyone is converging on one location as opposed to everyone spreading them self thin across a conquest map. Sure, if one team has 2 of the flags, and they usually do, then you can stay near the one odd flag and you will see quite a few people.
I guess what I want to know is why do most regulars prefer conquest over rush? I mean, when I play conquest the game is so slow and I usually only get points from a couple random kills and squad assistance. When I play rush, I get plenty more kills, plenty more points due to arming and demolishing the objective a lot and also general assistance to team mates. I get a lot more assistance points in this game mode because it seems people are always closer together. I generally always see someone who needs a patch-up job or is running low on ammo, plus the odd repair. Does anyone else play both game modes constantly and feel the same? It seems as though rush is more team based and conquest is more squad based.