I can see why the revive thing was put in (for people in Uncharted who felt it wasn't easy enough for the "casual crowd" and I guess some of you might belong to that and enjoy the "I've been out gunned but ill get revived " play style.
But real players who enjoy a challenge want a kill to be a kill.
You are describing an Uncharted-ish style of play. CoD if you will. The downed/revive style is one of the things what makes this game different than most online shooters. What your suggesting is something with a higher kill total and really just a different game. It's ok that you don't like the game as is. But I think most of us here on these forums and on my FL like it the way it is. Some technical fixes and maybe a new game mode or two would be nice. But no major changes to health/down/revive/limited ammo structure.
I cannot stand playing this game ALL the time like I could UC2. I skipped UC3 for what it was. I did play it but surely not like I played UC2. However, UC3 still kept me going for a few months cause there was a few good things in it and the game had a lot of options, weapons and play styles which could be explored.
This game on the other hand is excellent but lacks variety and since I get bored if I don't get to spawn after I die *cough* I die every now and then; it bores me therefore survivor mode if out of question. There is a limit to how much one can play the supply raid and on a stretch I can play this game for like an hour or two max if I am with friends. This too I play cause I have people to talk to on the mic. Once I reach my breaking point of boredom I switch to BF3 and it gets me calm for a while until I play next.
So yeah, until ND comes up with some patch updates this soon I'll just be playing it when I have friends on. Playing alone is a nightmare. They have been saying "soon" for the DLC but August is nearly over. So... hmmm :-/