Don't worry, this is not another thread complaining about auto re-pair. Instead, I would like to give my perspective as a Tanker who plays the objective.
Before the patch, I primarily played as a PTFO Artillery truck. I always played up close and aggressive, using my machine gun often. The Artillery truck was always appealing to me due to it's speed compared to the heavy tank. Allowing me to escape bad situations more often then not. After the patch, I was no longer able to play too aggressive in the artillery truck and had to stay further away. I do not like playing far away, I like to be up close next to my teammates. There is no bigger thrill to me in this game to be pushing a flag surrounded by several teammates and watching us take things over.
With this in mind, I switched over to the heavy tank and absolutely love it! I can't imagine how it would have been playing in this beast pre-patch with 30hp instant heal. I can still play the aggressive style I want in exchange for maneuvering more carefully due to the slow speed of the tank. People are still seriously complaining about the Heavy Tank? I just don't get it.
Please note that I am not speaking for those of you who play in light tanks, I can understand that being frustrating
My XB1 name is : SpinDoctor420