Since the buff to the AA and FF I'm seeing far less fighters in the air now then ever before. Last night I played Mercury, Twisted Steel, and Arras, and I saw and shot down 1 fighter, a spitfire on Twisted Steel. Now that AA can just wreck fighters, no one even wants to use them, so now the bombers are even more prevalent despite the intention of the AA buff which was to address the cries of infantry players getting carpet bombed.
On the subject of bombers, I don't think the solution of deleting them entirely would be right, but rather remove them from the spawn screen and instead treat them like the Sturmtiger where you need to use squad points to buy it, perhaps 30,000 points.
And with fighters? Which happen to be the best counter to bombers, the AA, especially FF, is just too effective for the average joe getting into a 109. Last night on Arras for example, I was in a 109 G2 and the entire game the Brits had an MAA and an active SAA in their spawn where infantry couldn't get to them. There was no way for me to even begin to counter that so I just ignored them and avoided flying past E flag, taking damage everytime I flew past B flag as the AA reaches all the way past the German spawn area. I went 28-2 (both deaths from FF when I was trailing a bomber) and shot down bomber after bomber, taking massive AA flak each time as they would try to escape back into their friendly AA cover after dumping their payloads. Never seen so many bombers
If I wasn't in that lobby, those British bombers would have wrecked our team with that AA help they had. A new to average pilot who tries to get into a fighter now are just going to get wrecked by AA, especially on Arras where the AA covers most of the map. Good fighter pilots will still eat, they just have to repair constantly, I just feel bad for people who are just now trying to learn how to fly fighters, I'm sure after a couple tries they will give up and try the bombers.
Get used to more bombers now.