Personally it`s not really one of my favorite weapons but it`s pretty good for defending purposes in some areas. In a recent LAN-session we managed to defend our flagcarrier with a shieldgun and a biorifle, the shield gun helped a lot while I spammed the floor and walls behind us with that disgusting stuff. Our followers had no other chance to die or to stop the raid.
It`s also funny if you let the stuff rain down on a opponent beneath you (alternate fire is here more fun
Else I only use it when I have to, I always try to use the weapons making more fun
What do you think? Hot or not?