Oh, this argument again.
First and foremost, shield and stealth are your friend. Use them, I do. This "I am too elite of a pilot to use these pick ups" mindset is childish and just something for people to try and criticize others. Sure it sucks when you are trying to kill someone and they stealth or shield. They should have just died like a man, right? I guess landing to repair your hawk is noob city as well. I personally never use the health pick ups, I prefer to dominate the air while on fire. Lol. Get over yourselves.
As far as flight modes go, CAF is clearly a superior mode. I did not say it was easier, just better once someone gets a handle on what it is capable of.
Don't know but what really gets people Phoenix is your constant boasting on the mic. That cuts right through people and then you can't back it up even with shield. Maybe some are just tired of hearing about 500 torpedo kills or how if your team is losing its because they aren't helping and you're the only one doing anything. THAT is why I stopped joining community night. I guess I could've just muted you but there's others as well who think they're superior in everyway and they're not.
As much as I respect Phoenix for how good she is, and I have learned a lot from watching her, and appreciate her as a clan member in all aspects. I mute her because of this. I refuse to give up my community night over it.
I would weigh in on the flight stuff.... but me and flight Im only average at best=noob to most!