Yeah PS2 was way, way more fun gunning for Dash in that huge flying destroyer thing. It's like the AC130, but maneuverable, repairable, faster rate of fire. Trail was spotting people from the tail gun, Dash was flying, and I was raining death from above with a semi-automatic cannon. I think I got 20K XP in half an hour.
What we need is a few more guys, flying around in another one of those ships, and a couple more in smaller ships to fend off any air attacks. That would be fun. Leave the infantry ground game to those who like to die a lot.