Hey Con if you're still here I hope your listening.
Not sure if anyone had a smart idea before but I'll say it again and that is to weapon & gear lock survivors.
The idea of 10 fighters with max armor and max long rifles have been plaguing the game for years and its time to change if you still care.
Weapon lock long rifles to recons.
Weapon lock assault rifles and LMGs to fighters.
Weapon lock shotguns to Scavs
Weapon lock SMGs to Medics
Weapon lock crafted to Enginners.
Gear lock corresponding gears to their characters.
Here's the bottom line. The idea of zero penalties by putting long rifles on everything and maxed armors is killing the game or maybe it already did. This is a plague than can be changed overnight with the right changes.