Those who play infantry and do not like the fact they can be spotted by Thermal Optics have the option to play countless numbers of other infantry based games that do not have vehicles. Planetside 2 allows players to pilot both ground and air vehicles and this aspect of the game makes Planetside 2 unique and very fun! Taking away thermals from air units takes away from the air experience of Planetside 2, particularly when multiple infantry can all lock on to a single ESF at the same time. With no Thermals on ESF's combined with Burster Maxes and the newly addied anti-air weapons, by the time you (the ESF) spot infantry running on the ground something is already shooting at you. There is a wide variety of Anti-Air weapons for infantry to choose from including lock-on rockets, one-shot kill dumbfire rockets as well as the newly added rocklet launcher, along with enemy ground and air vehicles that can all shoot down ESF's very easily. If an ESF is able to evade being shot down by the vast amount of Anti-Air for a given amount of time and go on a killstreak then they've earned the right to do so, without having their ESF Thermals changed to "Threat Detection". Taking away Thermal Optics also greatly reduces the need for the M14-Banshee, essentially rendering that weapon useless. Planetside 2 has given players the option to unlock Thermal Optics for many years and doesn't need to be removed only now. Please allow those who pilot vehicles the chance to enjoy Planetside 2 as it was meant to be.