I love all these console kids that are years late to the open Battlefield games weigh in with their "expert" opinions. Stick to your gamepads and 16 player servers. Jesus where to even begin.
The argument that level designers actually give more than 1% thought to the layout of vegetation when considering map balance is laughable. It has only worked for every game of this type for several years and not one person complained about those snipers being able to go prone.
You kids are the same ones that whined about those hard vehicles in games and DICE caved to you guys with "infantry-only" pretty much diluting the franchise to the dumbed-down, console garbage you see today.
It is also the reason you have confined, small Dust/Karkand 6.489 retreads for ever map.
Finally you are reason they have these cheesy, childish ADD-inspired upgrades/achievements.
If you have never played the original Battlefield on the PC then you don't know what you are talking about.
If your first multiplayer war game was played on a Wal-Mart console then you don't know what you are talking about.
Put prone in this Modern Warfare wannabe.