Been using the MAX on my NC, and even with the stock scattercannon and falcon I generally get around a 4-5 KD with this thing(my K/D is 2.7, so I'm nearly doubling my performance as an infantry when I get in a MAX) at least. More if defending and I can return to terminals to get repairs. You can snipe infantry with the falcon while the shotgun lets you take them on in close, on top of having a melee that seems to one shot them. It's reasonably versatile and I even manage to get some tank and sunderer kills with it. With my TR and VS stock MAX I'm lucky to get much other than assists. Also, maybe I'm wrong here, but I could swear engis repair MAXes on NC way more than on TR/VS. NC players seem to value them more and I think rightly so - not to excuse engineers who ignore MAXes in need.