I think complaints about HA shield OP get confused with complaints about so many people playing HA. The shield really isn't that big a deal and plenty of HA get killed by other classes. Ofc there are so many of them that you have to do it more often...........that's all really. HA are fun because they have LMG and RL and choice of many more weapon types than other classes. Compared to poor LA especially, they really are a logical choice for so many players. If you really want to rebalance HA with other classes it would be better to enhance the others that need it rather than dragging down that stands out in popularity and...........I almost said versatility but then nearly all the other classes are highly versatile themselves in different ways. Give LA some more clout or some more staying power and I bet you the hate/whine threads will shift to them even though, like HA they are a dedicated assault class and should be up there with HA in fearsomeness.