There is balance. The biggest thing is the fact that the aim mode inhibits the view of the player. So if you're scouting for the enemy while on a ledge, you have to either adjust your view to see everything or lower your weapon. Also you have the ability to loose control with the M16.. I know there have been plenty of times I've been aiming that weapon and on full auto I can 'loose control' quickly because I wasn't fully prepared to compensate.. pretty realistic feeling. The mp5 is easier to fire while aimed, but that's because it is in reality as well. We won't be changing the speed for StandOff, but we'll look into it for the other two modes seeing as it's such a fast speed already.