Ok. I can understand where you are coming from. My mates tell though not to believe the vids. It's actually pretty decent in game. All the huge set prices are done in game. I can also understand why they didn't bump it up too much for PC. When you check those Steam surveys most people are running mid range pcs. They love their multiplayer and they pony up the 60 bucks no problems as its probably one of the only games they buy this year.
However I do think BF3 might have made Activision sit up and take notice. BF3 looks amazing and also runs great on older hardware. My guess is this is the last COD we see for a little while. Back to the drawing board. Probably waiting for next generation consoles. Shame as we have the hardware for it now…