I could make the argument that any weapon in just about any situation can be over powered. Semi-Automatic Snipers that one hit kills anywhere(even in the foot), Lmgs that pump out over 100 damage on crits, shot guns that lace 20+ damage per pellet from mid range, Assault rifles with little to no recoil and putting out 30+ damage and 50+ on crits, and smgs that put out 20 damage and 30 on crits but cause you to flinch. But I will say this, SMG's get owned from people with cover and high ground. Now that I think of it...the only thing that doesnt seem a bit over powered is the default bolt sniper. I used a lot of default MP5 on my mission to level 20 (only got to level 19). And i got worked many times when I landed the first shot against people with health over 150. Landing 6+ shots before someone can get 3 on you is tough to do head on in any situation. I felt with my 120 max health that LMGs and semi auto snipers were the toughest opponents. But if i got in a short range situation, the only thing i had to worry about was shotguns, and another smg. Whoever said SMG's have low recoil should really try and hit someone 7 or 8 times from mid to long range. Also, there were many times I saw hit markers of less than 10 with my SMGs. I also drained opponents so much faster with lmg and assault rifles. So i guess my point is my in my opening line. I also got killed a lot more when mid range flanking with an SMG compared to when i used the lmg and ar's.