I am also in the suckage camp, in general. But I keep playing them anyway.
I stop going to the threads about them because there are people here who are good, and it gets disheartening to see talk of impressive k/d ratios when I'm proud if I close in on 1:1 (and I count assists). That's not a ding on the guys posting there. Of course they should post that stuff. It's more a symptom of the whole thing.
It's also not great in game to constantly be seeing my kills referred to as a Comeback. Don't call it a Comeback, as the song goes.
I've been getting better, though. For some reason, Titanfall clicked with me. I was able to be in the top part of the score table, sometimes even first. Then the most recent CoD saw similar scoring sometimes. It depended on the match, of course, but I even posted a good result in the forums here. I was encouraged and thought I might be getting it.
Seriously, like Xmann said, more than 15 seconds can be impressive. There are moments where I wish you got points for still being alive. And the post death camera tracking the guy who shot you, but after there's any visual information that could help you, goes on forever and feels like egregious insult.
One thing about Hardline that helped me to find out is that the starting weapons suck. Seriously. To the point that it's bad design because it entirely discourages new players. And, if you're like me, the wealth of weapon choices is overwhelming and frustrating. What if I blow all of my money on a weapon or piece of tech that doesn't work for me? I'm back to square one.
Reading up online, I picked a weapon for the Robbers that is decent for me. Here's the problem: you can also get it for the Cops, but only after you have enough kills with it as a Robber. Given that I can't pick my team, how am I supposed to accomplish that? Plus I still suck with this weapon, just a little less. It's going to take forever.
Why am I still playing this again?