I almost never die from flak. If you are having issues then you are probably not playing smart like most people in this game. Over extending, outstaying your welcome, not using cover appropriately, hovering in or near enemy territory, poor situational awareness, ect. Please don't over exaggerate the situation. You can last a hell of a long time in all the vehicles you mentioned and do tons of damage to the enemy if you play smart. Most people don't, they get killed quickly and them come to ***** on the forums. In the end vehicles need to be killed too. You screw up our get outmatched and you go down quick as you should. Play smart and you will be fine, if it is too much then devs will tweek it some more. Crying before even testing the changes for a significant amount of time or at all for that matter is childish.