Lol, "what BF1942 should have been" is in my opinion, "Call of Duty" :-)
I play more Desert Combat than I do BF1942, and I tried BF Vietnam, but it just does nothing for me. Not to mention that it just feels laggy all the time, regardless of settings.
Anyway, thanks for the info. For realistic WWII gameplay, I'll stick with CoD:UO