Hardcore requires skill and teamwork to succeed, BF regular is for hotdogs who just want to be johnny l33t. Actions have consequences, you run around like a chicken with its head cut off then you get what's coming to you. Regular BF is way too forgiving of bullshit.
And the dig at my skill? Who cares. I'm not great, but I don't suck either. I get killed a lot because I am trying to actually accomplish the objective while half of the team is usually just trying for a good KD ratio.
Right on man, his dig at your skill tells us all we need to know about his play style. All K/D ratio and personal glory, all the time. Not being 'bad' is more important than the team winning.