I'm with you too, dude. I've had my fair share of 5-man parties/clans who play public matches as if it's a clan game (it's an easy win, duh. You guys have all the tactical advantages while we randoms just met each other).
I'd opt for a merc playlist, but as people would argue the player pool's too small for this. I'd say balls to that, since I run into tons of solo players anyway, but the fact that I don't run into much parties mean the parties would have a crappier matchmaking.
Lag is still a way bigger issue than level based matchmaking.
I used to play solo alot. Its actually quite fun for me to have a good game against parties of 5, when my team are noobs. But even with the loss, its still very enjoyful for me when they jelly of my not mainsteam sniper rifle.
I must admit I did have my fair share of clan parties but haven't held any friendships with them, to me clans seem obscrure and i'd rather be with another friend playing our best & worst matches. Also, a 2 player buddy system breaks off 5 player clan groups.
this game forces you to be in a party or hope to god you get a good team. (which is rare)
^ Pretty much sums up the matchmaking system.
Oh looks liek the Npaws tryhard just came. . . Just kidding Good games though, & honestly the only way 2 get better is to do solo po5 takes all my kills.