I logged on to BF4 after about 6 months break. Haven't had much time to game at all. Took a little while to update the 'patches'. Perhaps I'm remembering differently, but I could not discern much difference in the hit detection/'netcode'. It seems to take slightly longer to kill due to the lowered damage. Also is it not the case that they made the player movements faster? Can't say I notice that much. Still feels like running through treacle, and get stuck on everything.
I did have some fun rounds on pistol only servers, as well as the chain link game mode.
I switched to BF3 noshar canal TDM for a bit. Feels like I could fly. I miss playing on full aftermath dlc maps. Also oh boy I had forgotten how fun Xbow was - It's shame about all the stupid hoops BF4 requires you go through for their bow, I don't have the time or the patience nowadays.
Hardline is not aimed at the traditional battlefield player (whatever that means). IMO the car chase game looks terrible. Like a glorified GTA game mode. I can still see it appealing for some though.