I think the Roland is just fine and has ever been. It shoots two missiles at once, therefore being able to take out a Pact chopper withing one "shot". Havocs may be a bit nastier post patch but I can't imagine how one can struggle with Mi-24A. Did you ever try them? They are horrible.
Really, honestly, you must have played vs total heli noobs only.
I dont say I am superpro in this game and I am too aggressive to play always super smart, but I tried Rolands so very often now and in so different ways, I just cant understand how anybody can find something good with them. Without a chaparall for opening fire first, rolands are just waste of points (and chaps are dead so very fast).
The AA was my first reason for switching ot OPact (pre Patch) and even now, after the patch where I bit by bit see the NATO advantages, i miss the 10/10 OPact AA so much.
Since when do Luchs count as AA? Try some serious AAA, like the Gepard A1. They can come pretty handy.
Ofc i tried. Gepard A1 was my first choice very long time. But its too expensive and worthless vs at least a decent heli user. And buying more than 2 of them is just like kicking pts off into the garbage can.
I sometimes take one Gepard with me, but only to worry or maybe stun closing helis when hiding in woods or sth.
One strange thing is, that even noobs or high-level losers seem to be decent or even good with their helicopters. I barley see idiots who virtually fly on top of the enemy units.