This has me missing MW2 a little :P I like to play cod4 from time to time but I could only enjoy MW2 before the danger close/ noob tubes ran rampant. Well this game is fun and once the patch for lag comp is released it'll be even better just like BO
They were balanced in MW2 when they were secondaries and every other shooter out there with brains have shotguns as secondaries.
Snipers by default (or any long ranged weapon user) can have both long range and CQC with the akimbo guns that kills faster and in a more reliable way than any shotgun.
But what about Shotgun users?
My options are limited to:
a) Be a camper in a corner waiting for someone to pass and get shoot in the back.
b) Run outside like a moron to be killed over and over by long range weapons before I even have the chance to shoot back, because maps are horribly done and are not flank friendly. (even worse if you consider MW2 Marathon pro or commando pro donīt exist anymore and you run like 2 ft. with "extreme condition" before you get tired so you canīt even cover terrain effectively or outrun enemies, and even worst if you take in count the UAV spam, so people always knows where are you coming from)