Seriously what is the point of making squads smaller then ever in a 64 player battlefield title if the whole point of the new game is supposed to be better squad play?
And yeah I know 5 doesn't divide into 32; that's not relevant since battlefield's original squad system had 6 man squads. Nothing is sacred about 5, but every time the squads get smaller they get less useful.
Functionally this means a squad is weaker in absolute terms as it simply has less combat power, the players have less effective choice at classes because you basically always need a medic and a support now, you can't play with friends as well and if anyone takes a vehicle or plane your that much more undermined.
It seems lame to me in general and unjustified by any positive? The only reason I can see for this is DICE is deliberately trying to limit the power of a squad, which is just silly.