It's demand vs. balance. In that reguard since we can only messure demand precisely, SOE doesnt think about balance, because everyone could buy a shotgun if they want to. Yes it's broken and it lowers fun in CQC (which is about 70% of all Infantry battles). Don't get me wrong i am not defending the OHK Shotgun, i think it is the worst piece of SC grabbin **** SOE threw at us this far, but if you look back: Anihilator was nerfed because ppl said its OP and spammed the forum with lock-on QQ, SMG was not nerfed because most ppl were happy with them (and mostly used them). Now we have to see if there is more Shotgun haters, or users. Ultimatly that will decide rather or not it will see a nerf, or if SOE throws another roflstomping invention from the SC-Gods Blueprints into the Auraxian ring of Kids, pissed elder players and unemployed 15 hour a day gamers.