I finally realized the only way I can enjoy BF3 is not caring and messing around. I already made Colonel, but I've never liked the game compared to it's predecessors, so my friends and I will often just hop on, pull out our knives, and run around just stabbing people the entire game. It's quite a challenge, but very fun when you succeed. Best part is we often still end up at the top of our team XD When not doing that, we'll be running over people in jeeps, homing tank shots onto jets, or whatever else we can find that's funny at the moment.
Aside that, waiting for DayZ to patch to get rid of the hackers