With it now being said the build is just over a month old, its a bit worrying than a build thats probably only 2 months old still looks that bad.
Especially as the gameplay feels so off, yeh yeh people will say its like BF2 but then again BF2142 which I play runs on pretty much the BF2 engine and mechanics and even on that you have enough time to turn and return some fire before being killed.
Also as with all the defence:
1) Its only a Beta to test the server
So why are they only testing the basic mechanics and not the resource intense stuff like Destruction 3.0, vehicles, jets
2) its an old version
This defence sounds ok, until I remembered playing the Red Faction Geurrilla Beta that used a version that was over 9 months away from the version they released (the beta was over 9 months before release) and in that wasn't far from what got released, infact it was mostly making maps and getting the stress fracture system functioning in multiplayer from whats been said.
3) learn to adapt
So wait EA change the series gameplay because people moaned and couldn't adapt and now its mostly those people turning round saying oh you need to learn to adapt, well guess what people did adapt, some didn't and so why should me and others have to adapt to the series changing just because people couldn't adapt to the series originally.