At first I was glad Juggernaut was gone from MW2 and Stopping Power was gone from Black Ops but after playing Black Ops since the release I realize it would actually be more balanced if both of those perks were still in the game and in the same slot as Ghost.
I use Ghost, a lot of people do and its because there is no equal perk in that slot. You can argue Hardline and Flak Jacket but I do not agree. And this is from someone that loves to be invisible while shooting down spy planes and helicopters. More people
use Ghost in this game than the amount of people that used SP and Jug in WaW (the last game to include both). I never had a problem with any perk really, I was always a SP person in the earlier games, now I choose Hardline for my main perk but it seems in
Black Ops half of everyone I run into is using Ghost. So for the next game I would love to see SP, Jug, Ghost, Hardline, and Flak Jacket in the same slot. I think those would balance well.
Hardline lets you change care package contents and flak jacket protects you from explosions. I'd say that was far more powerful than being hidden from UAVs/Blackbirds and air support with the pro version.
All ghost has done is proven how much people are used to abusing the UAV. Killstreaks dont stack so many people use UAV now however due to stopping power and jugg been gone ghost is the next best perk. I said this before they even removed them both.
If people used common sense and communication you can still do incredibly well, I manage with ease whether they have ghost or not.