I played the UT3 beta demo, and I love the feeling of that game.. even though it was not the finalized version. It still had the right look and feel, the weps were spot on.. just felt right.
I played the QW beta for a long time, and while I liked it at first, within a short period of time I was rather "blah" about it. It had too many issues that I knew needed to be addressed, and I mentioned them to the devs, but just like my feedback on Tribes:V.. it went ignored. Lots of people had great feedback and we called the low numbers. Now I read about the issues people have and why they aren't playing any more, and they are spot on to my comments previously.
Now I look at the gamespy top games and QW is not nearly where it should be at all. It's ranked 15th, just behind the Halo demo and SoF2.. wtf? The publisher/dev/game name alone should put this in the 5-10k range.. it's barely visible at 1,338 players. That speaks VOLUMES.
I wouldn't even say QW is complicated, as for all the features it has, you can wholly overlook them and still win. I won't get into all of my personal feelings, but I will say that the features of the game, don't match the mechanics.
The amount of damage done to the US in the first week alone has to have China and Russia laughing at us.