well I'm not saying that I want assets to become immediately available, what I meant was that it's fine to wait for the asset but I'd like to be able to help my team in one way or the other while waiting.
looking at PR here: it was really nice to have about 15-20 minutes for the teams to set up positions on the map in order to be prepared against heavy assets.
maybe there are more ways for crewmen & pilots to accrue points then?! one quick example of the top off my head: have them ride gunners on trans choppers for example (which e.g. could be abused to just farm points). or enable them to accrue points while building FOBs. reward them for doing something that contributes to the team's effort basically.