"... It's quite easy to have a good kill streak or two at the beginning of a match and then die several times in a row without getting any kills."
I am always experiencing this myself, from my own playstyle. Before the map's finished loading in, I already have a good idea where I will immediately sprint towards with the explicit purpose of getting to a close-up vantage point before the enemy gets there. I even have a couple kits with the Extreme Conditioning perk (2x sprint time) to really up my chances of making the idea happen successfully. Because of that, I tend to get a lot of early streaks - pop open air strike and Heli for even more kills early on then once the other team's players get a little more situated, the early streak (honeymoon) ends LOL
I've also watched Hyperion multiple times and the rest of it is exactly how Lunar described above. He's had a good attitude too... ignoring mostly all negative comments and one time I noticed the 'auto-balance' kept working out in such a way that for each new map load-in, I noticed the same consistently high scoring players were ending up on the same team for multiple maps. I made a patented sarcastic comment to the effect of how there should be a 'manual autobalance' then moments later I noticed Hyperion voluntarily joined the other team. Didn't say anything about it in chat, he's like Nike (Just Do It!). I noticed this and also kept quiet, but silently appreciated what he did.
I know the admins are super busy making $$$$ (Billions) of currency from their daytime development jobs but... I think I can speak for all of them when I say that the watching/recording demos activity that you, Pettybone, and others have been doing has really made the server a better place to play on. I personally thank you all for doing that.