seriously DICE? ha ha ha!!!
well, if you can't beat em, join em.... I'll abuse this thing to kingdom come! you asked for it!
just when the meaning of the TTK patch was the avoid the spamfest of the Automatico and bring slow firing automatic weapons to be more competitive in CQB, DICE are like "SIKE! that's the wrong intention!" and buffed the SMG-08/18 to trollish levels.
this weapon would be competitive in Battlefield 3 if it would exist exactly as it is in that game!