It is my opinion, I say that everywhere. In my thread I even say it is just my opinion multiple times. As for the link itself, he stated he had no idea how one could feel so about the Gladius so rather than repost the entire thread explaining exactly why and how I came to such a conclusion which also contained statistical information and contending viewpoints. 522 RPM is quite low for a CQC weapon. Add it the fact that is has the lowest ADS accuracy of any automatic primary in the game and the fact that it's hipfire is a joke for the SMG class of weapon second only to the just bad Tengu as well as the fact that in a totally theoretical engagement where user performance is unrealistically high it cannot outperform its direct competition under any equal circumstances. Stand still, don't stand still, doesn't matter it won't hit anything that fights back. Hell, it'd struggle to hit a distant motion spotter. It is my opinion to say the Gladius is bad, but it is objective to say the Gladius is the worst NC SMG in the majority of important metrics and indeed the least accurate automatic primary under full consideration and furthermore inferior to all other 200/~500 guns for general purpose use. Cyclone is great but overrated, Gladius can't really do much with the pathetic DPS increase. One almost could not even consciously notice a 22 RPM difference. An AC-X11 would honestly probably be better. Again, in some of the most important metrics it is objectively inferior to the Cyclone. It is less accurate both in ADS and while hipfiring and it simply cannot ever kill faster and in the strong majority of cases kills slower. The Gladius is just genuinely a terrible weapon both in my opinion and when empirically measured against its direct competition for the slot. I would rather not have it at all personally. The numbers just don't agree. But also it could be significantly better in terms of accuracy both ADS and hipfire, TTK under any standard situations, any consideration to its range and lethality over said range, Hell, even the cert costs to kit it out fully is just bad.