Its still a pain in the ass to main (I mean use consistently as you would a shotgun) the rifles XD.
I mean with Gnasher having the range and accuracy of a freaking sniper
The sawed-off one shot killing everything within its range.
The Lancer is still only really reliable for suppression.
The Hammerburst's decreased clip makes it a hassle to get kills with it.
The Retro is powerful buts its too inaccurate. And since a shotgun actually hits 100% of the time within its range it puts the Retro at a disadvantage when not point blank. But even then it gets outperformed by the Gnasher and Sawed-off due to the sheer damage of them.
Now I will admit its not a Gnasher-fest anymore but to use the rifles for anything more than campyness is a struggle without a good team. Especally since these "dedicated" severs are never on.