they should up the amount of deaths in a row required to activate it to maybe 5 or 6, 3 seems a bit low. And yes, rage mode is annoying as hell especially when people save it for special capture points like the catapult on troy or the spear on desert.
It's important to keep people invested if they're dying a lot. The skill gap is widening exponentially the longer this game is out in the wild. There needs to be tide-turners.
When you see someone rage out, get away from them. If you stand there eating it...
Credit to the Rage Mode for helping me NOT rage when I am getting severe lag and die over and over. At least I can nab a kill or two so I don't throw my controller. And then there are those times where lag is so bad that the Blades of Chaos doesn't land either but at least I have a CHANCE in those cases.
Leave the Rage Mode alone. Yes, it's newb friendly. That's because gamers are (insert colon synonym here) to newbs.