While I too went the way of cloaked commanders-toys blower upper.. I found that in most public games, the commanders really dont know what they are doing, and i'm just wasting my time by blowing up stuff they never use. I'm sure that's subject to change as people remember how to play correctly.
In fact, I never once played as a Commander in BF2 (did 1942 have that ability?) Anyhow, I really enjoyed doing it in the beta.. and will likely give it a shot tonight when i play.