I think the perception by the community is that classic is the b1tches mode, because all the haters seem to resort to the same argument....that we're too scared to play with the "big boys".
Here's why that argument is BS.
In classic, we're reducing the game to the simplest terms. We're reducing the player to the simplest form, and we're reducing the weapons to the most balanced and most equal.
In essence, we're playing a mode where the players determine the outcome....where player vs player engagement is the core of the conflict--not player vs AI dogs, or remote CG, or any other form of disengaged combat. In classic, we make players play, or GTFO because no one can annhialate the other team just because they hid for 8 or 9 kills. If you are going to destroy the other team, it's done by hunting them down and taking them out.
You aren't a better player because you use an AK74u with grip and rapidfire.
You aren't a better player because you use a silenced Galil with an RDS, ghost pro and a motion sensor.
You aren't a better player because you use a silenced Spas, hidden in a room behind a claymore.
You aren't a better player when you get 15 of your 25 kills from inside a chopper gunner, hidden from 1 v 1 or even 1 v 3 engagement.
You just aren't a better player when you have to load up your attachments, deck out your killstreaks and go completely off the grid. This isn't the "big boy" mode. This is the training wheel mode...it's a bicycle with training wheels on the front AND the back of the bike.
It's also not a team based mode because the people who play here are just looking to be the hero who gets the big streak. No one is concerned with who's got who's back, it's about being a rockstar and putting up a gunship, team mates be damned.
No, anytime anyone tries to tell us that this mode is easy mode, we should just allow them the opportunity to see if they can beat us. Best out of 5. Straight up. No streaks. No ghost, no nothing.
My bet is they'll either start trying to put up their streaks, or rage quit because they aren't able to play, or succeed, without their countless crutches.