Firefight is about survival! Respwan Timer works

To me the respawn timer emphasizes the survival aspect of Firefight. Initially what I wanted was for everyone to have a set pool of lives (shared or not). But this respawn timer works well, because no one runs out of lives. Maybe I could understand lowering the timer by just a little. Just a little. But firefight in my opinion has to have some penalty or its just not the same.