I may have to somewhat eat my own words.
I played the beta for 2 hours and didn't really enjoy it at all (cancelled my pre-order). Played it a further 10+ hours and started to really enjoy it, it had a lot of bugs (like a lot) and heaps of balance issues but I came to enjoy the mechanics. The sexiness of the graphics and audio was never in question.
Fast-forward to EA Access Early Trial. A few more maps and shiiiet there are way less bugs, balance seems improved, mechanics are more polished, optimisation seems better. The only thing that worried me was finding quite a few hackers so early, lack of rentable server information (particularly around admin control) and lack of HC on release.
I told myself over and over that I would not buy this game until server info is released, if we can't admin servers, kick/ban hackers (I'm on PC) then its just not going to work. Saw 2 other mates playing it last night and I hit buy-now faster than usain bolt on steroids. After the initial shame I felt for being a hypocrite, I ended up having 5 hours of intense warfare that left me thinking "this is actually the best BF I have played" Argonne Forest was so epicly ruthless running around with the shotgun, dodging tear gas and mortars, murdering soldiers with a spade.
Bonus is I didn't see a single hacker last night which was very the icing on the cake. I trust EA/DICE to keep the cleanliness of this release going with good news on rentable servers and continue on with what I would say is a game changer in First Person Shooters.