Well, I decided to pick up CoD4 and play it a little, and oh my. Every lobby has flagrant spamming of crap like "for lol mods lol join moddedlol.com" (which, in itself, seems like it's tied to a phishing site, pay real money to get "VIP" features of the site)
But the spam isn't the problem, every lobby is modded. There may be an exploit on bog to get under the map, but I have yet to actually spectate a legit player getting under it. People on top of Vacant, which isn't possible playing legit.
Oh, forgot about the aimbots and speedmods. I was playing some Cage Match for some sadistic reason (knowing there was a 99.9% chance of everyone using the same guns and perks, and modding up the @@@.) Ends up being Bog, I hold my own against a guy who seems ridiculously good, but of course, i take him to 8 -9 in my favor, so he goes under the map, and obviously aimbots to my head with the M40, and kills me to make it tied at 9 all. I dashboarded out of that crap.
I've filed more system tampering complaints in the last week, than I have in the last 4 years combined.
About MW2 on the PC... User created content drives most PC games well after the engine and default assets have been explored and played to their fullest. I do not care if IW changed their stance on user created content, what they said is what they want. And any change in their stance (if any) was a concession because of bad PR from not allowing ANY custom settings outside of any on the console version.
I'm completely ignoring any gameplay balance issues (oh lawds are there plenty), as they are out of scope of this rant.
Basically, IW has dissapointed me since CoD 4. The quality (and support) of their products has dropped significantly, and get your hands off me you damn dirty ape!