Agreed. If we lose because another player drops out why do I get penalized too??? Of course we lost! It's impossible to win CTF or strongholds with only two or three players!Because the emphasis is on TEAM play. Ideally you should be playing with a full team. I know that's not always possible but there's tons of people that look for teammates on here so that's an option.
I get the whole TEAM play is being emphasized, but reality is: Very few players use their mics to communicate. Since the games release, I've only come across a handful of players who have their mics on. That doesn't mean I go rogue and fight my own battles, but playing in silence gets you so far. So if I get placed on a "team" that wants to play solo, why punish me? I think skill should play a role in your rank. Not just win or lose. I've had some really bad games where I almost contributed nothing, but got ranked up cause we won. Not fair for the other guys that did way better than me. Still going to keep playing though despite the quitters out there. :P