It all comes down to the fun factor to me, to heck with realism.
Not only that I've never had much luck with the netcode in BF1942. One game would be great then the next would zoog. I don't have that problem with other games... Go figure. Will that improve with this game??? Dunno...
I just think UT2k4 will be more fun, that Onslaught is WAY fun!