They want as deep a feeling of immersion as possible without sacrificing gameplay or strong player desires (stuff like female PCs).
Personally I'm happy with where they've drawn the line. Keep the game looking like a warzone during multiplayer, or else I'd get bored and drop off the servers before I finish the single-player stories. I've always found BF's fun came from the gunplay, not the customisation. Not seeing the graphics improvements making many more sales now so here's to hoping the shooting and squad mechanics makes the game worthwhile.
Using the term 'realism' is always going to fall flat in a discussion about battlefield.
However, I suspect the word people are grasping for is authenticity. And what Dice are delivering for Battlefield V (and BF1) is about as far away from an authentic portrayal of those two conflicts as you can get. But that's just my opinion. I don't doubt that there are many naysayers purely because there are playable women in the game. For me, there have been issues dating back over several of the last games.
I'm not going to get it because I haven't enjoyed a battlefield game since BF2. And that's okay. I'll just look for entertainment elsewhere.
I recently got into DOTA2 after trying it a few times over the last few years. Things finally clicked for me around the time 7.0 came out.
I 100% agree that new players should not choose a support class. But for completely different reasons.
Support is a high level role. You need to be able to assess the flow of the match as it is happening, read the map and the action on the screen, and react accordingly. It is not a beginner role. The rest of the team will rely on you for vision / wards, and healing, and actual hero support within team battles.
What I've noticed (and have been guilty of in the past) is that new people approach a MOBA like a FPS and think that playing a 'support' will be easy because they can just spam heal their teammates like in a shooter. It does not function like that. At all. There is no TF2 Medic equivalent.
A good Support player can carry a mediocre team to victory. But a good team with a mediocre Support will always fail.
Seriously, if you're new and want to play a Support - don't.
Yeah, it's on my to-do list now too, terrible as I am at fighting games. Quite enjoyed watching it at EVO and the WC last night.
A little under 5 years, since Microsoft purchased Skype.