I'm with ya man. I have fiddled with my settings and equipment loadout 'till I'm blue in the face. I just can't figure it out. Once in a while I have a really good game but probably only 3 out of 10. The other games... <shudder>
Go grab yourself a few games of BO2 just to remind yourself how fun COD is SUPPOSED to be...
Everything you said except for the knifing. But I can't agree with that because I rarely get knifed.
The lag is terrible sometimes. Other times the games runs great. IDK. I'll worry about it next week. The lack of damage indication is driving me crazy though. It's like it just fails to load the damage.
The spawns though are terrible. They're almost as bad as slums. Hijacked is also terrible but it's so small that it's expected. This game however had HUGE maps, yet I somehow manage to spawn RIGHT in front of someone. A LOT. Or in the middle of a gunfight. A couple times I got killed by someone hiding in a corner. Then I spawned in the SAME ROOM RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM AGAIN!!!! What the heck? That right there, and how often it happens, makes me give it the award for worst spawns yet.
Of course where you spawn is a thing of chance and I do have very bad luck. Too many black cats at the house while I was growing up....but they were just so cute.
MW3 did the same thing to me, but good grief it wasn't this much.
Maybe if I didn't have lag right now it wouldn't even bother me. Lag drives you crazy. Makes everything else harder to put up with.
A gripe I have is I just had a 29-0 gameplay and didn't get a kem strike. I feel robbed. Flawless gameplay, specialist kill streak, TDM, no kem strike. Go into barracks and it still says my highest kills are 10. I also posted a pic to miiverse. With the way the lag has been ill probably never do that again either.