There are things in TA that will require a new kind of mindset to play. I understand that. What I hate is that this mindset does not allow any player to go full out with their skillset. Its forced down to try and balance the game out for newbies. It's like watching Nascar and forcing everyone to run 4 cylinder turbo engine so any joe six pack can join the race.
I much prefer what they did in T2. They added a lot of things that will appeal to new players and help them along the way as they improve. Mortars, missiles, elf gun, vehicles, deployables etc. All things that will appeal to newbies without sacrificing the extreme's in the movement and physics that many long time players have come to love about tribes. Its just not the same in TA and it kind of makes the game blow.