I use them because I play at night and dont want to wake others up.
They also happen to help my gameplay a lot, just like surround sound would. I use them for single player games also because the immersion factor is insane. Its the way games were meant to be played.
The only people who cry about this stuff are the morons who listen to rap super loud while playing and generally just dont pay attention to anything, and dont want to sacrifice their noob perk for silent footsteps. So you hear them coming, get the jump on them and they cry.
I swear CoD has the biggest bunch of babies for a fanbase. Everything is cheating to these whiners. Literally listening to the game has become cheating in their eyes.
I feel any complaints are by those who refuse to run Dead Silence...
PSN ID: Troll_Face_Flame (formerly armyflame) X360 gamertag: ArmyFlame9 The more people post on GameFaqs, the more I lose faith in humanity.