Please dont flame me yet as we need to get a couple of things out of the way. 1. I love this game. It is my sequal to COD:OU that I always wanted. 2. For new players this game is very frustrating. 3. New player who stick around often learn to like this game.
So here is my idea. Just make a few small maps that are more runNgun layout with tweaks to guns and players and maybe a different game mode or two. The idea here is to give new players a safe harbor so they may explore the game with out getting overwhelmed.
The idea came after several attempts to get one of my old cod friends to play it. Eventually he did start to like it but we almost lost him. Had he had a rifle only map like we used to do on COD:UO it would have been much easier for him.