First of all: I am a big Mikrotik fan since 2006, and running a small WISP I use MT gear for almost everything. I love the versatility and the possibility to do whatever you desire.
And yet it is simple to use, and of course affordable.
But when it comes to PtP links (backhaul) I must admit that a few years ago I started using Airfiber 5XHD for "loaded" links.
For some reason, considering real world TCP thoughput, they easily outperform my MT based links by at least a 2:1 ratio.
300 Mbps is easlily achieved on 40 MHz of spectrum, even when shooting over or to/from dense areas where the 5GHz spectrum is devastated by hundreds of home APs.
So what is MT's plan to catch up?
What about ax? I can see a lot of discussion in the forum but yet no products on the street.
I would without hesitation accept a 200% price increase on a MiniPCI-e card if it could double the *real world" capacity compared to for instance R11e-5HacD. I don't care about the theoretical numbers like 867 Mbps, which are gross accumulated rates under ideal conditions.
If the competitors can do it, it means it possible!