I've tried DC.3 now for a while....
It is much more fun than the 0.2 Version (because it is more balanced).
I like it and I like the "normal" BF.
To be honest: I still prefere the normal BF, the gameplay is better, the game performance is better, the net-performance is better (DC is laggy on most servers) and at least it is more balanced.
In DC there are still a lot of issues to be solved but they keep working on them, which is very good. and I don't care about new patches when they really improve the gameplay.
If you are tired to load 150MB down, ask in the boards. Somebody will arrange to send you a CD....
Concerning the teamplay: You can forget to play these games "serious" without some coordination.
It really drives me crazy when I play on a server and my teammates catch a tank to drive to plane, wait for planes and so on. They don't care about the game itself, they care about their kill-rate which is very stupid!
You have this problem very often specially in DC because the planes are the most powerful weapons and everybody want to get a good score, which is very easy when you fly in DC.
That is still the biggest issue in DC. The new maps (Day2 Day3) have improved this a little bit.
For some basic coordination you don't need a communications software. Some basic commands (like: "I need re-enforcements") entered with the function-keys will do it. In most of the times you can forget to write a text message because the other players will receive it at the end of the game.
What "we" (we from the boards.ie) should do is to find a time, a server and then practice teamplay just with these basics.
You will see that your "success-rate" will raise very fast.
Make some proposals... I will be there ;-)))
jow (now: [DC] jow)