plus, you played most of the halo games..i can tell you that there are lots of people on halo that never even played halo 3, i know a few that just got an xbox and halo. also a lot of "young" players are getting the game, i've been in numerous games where there is one or a bunch of 9-10 year olds just camping around vehicle spawns and trash talking teammates. So basically there are more new players and younger players so the skill level might be lower. my 2 cents.
^ Yeah this. I'm with you TC, I got destroyed regularly in Halo 2. Got better in 3. Was really good in Reach and even better in 4. I think there are a lot of new kids playing that are at the same point in the learning curve where we were in 2005. They have a long way to go if you think about it. We really SHOULD be better than them.
youve played halo since 2 what do you expect? it took me about a month to be good in halo2 as well. ever since then ive never been bad. even after a 2 year layoff form xbox i was tearing it up when i came back.
dont foget that you have first timers playing, and soon you will see the xmas noobs too