Notice tons more people running sniper classes since the latest update... So can we expect Treyarch to nerf the guns/class in general (slower speed, more recoil on the rifles) since they are "balancing" the game by ruining whatever is used the most (silencers on smgs)? I personally don't like this approach, because it's like a bubble in the wallpaper that you push down and a bubble pops up somewhere else.
my only problem with snipers in this game is the lack of flinch. i hit one three times with the an-94 and he still got me. in the kill cam he fired between my 2nd and 3rd shot and didn't flinch a bit. but that's what i get for playing core.