It feels more balanced than MW3, or any other COD for that matter, but expect the same COD it has always been. All the corner campers are out trying to rank up fast. You will still win gun fights on connection over anything else. I've found if I join after the game has already started, I might as well back out and get into another one, because I'm a half second behind. If I get into a match from the start, my connection isn't that bad. The maps are giant mazes, so they feel a lot bigger than they are. The lobby system is screwed up. You'll sit with a full lobby for up to 10 minutes waiting, but it says it's finding more players to balance. I also didn't see anything to set the network to regional. My last game had people from Michigan in it; I'm in Texas. This game far out shines the rest for sound quality. I changed it to the supercrunch setting. The sensitivities are different. I had to jack mine up. It goes all the way up to like 15, or something around there.
Start with the boot camp. You can go to level 10. None of your stats are recorded, but you do unlock weapons and perks, and you can start fresh with your custom classes, and some familiarity with a few of the maps.
'02 TJ X Apex Edition
'00 XJ Sport