First of all, i think many people don't see the real problem with the smgs. It's not that they are not good on medium to long distance, it's that they are bad at any given distance. The medic as stated by DICE should be really effective on short range and ok on short-medium range. The problem is that they don't stand a chance against the assault and the support class on these distances. The upcoming patch makes the smgs slightly better at medium distance, which is welcomed, but they should focus on making the gun work at it's intended distance, which is short range. To achieve this they should simply increase the rate of fire and the damage on short distance for the smgs and decrease them for the assault and the support. I really don't get why they would say that they wanna get rid of the rock, paper, scissors system and make all weapons work on every distance and then completely leave out the medic out of this change.