Assault rifles also get AP rounds and are effective at all ranges.
I agree that claymores are an excellent piece of equipment. I just think that lots of grenades outclasses two claymores.
I don't think I've ever been disoriented after meleeing as a rifleman or engineer.
Just to be clear, I didn't make this thread because I think scouts suck. I have a blast playing scout and do just fine by catering to the scout's strengths. I just think rifleman performs better, and does the job with less effort, in almost every role the scout is supposed to fulfill.