Oh, don't get me wrong; they've got the pedigree and are deserving of praise (didn't mean to imply they weren't). What I meant to imply was that there will eventually be those elitists out there that will never touch any newer and more modern options because the MP5 is the ultimate sub gun and there can be no other... In a similar fashion to how there are people that will never touch a polymer framed handgun because the 1911 is the greatest handgun ever, as brought upon us by our lord and savior John Moses Browning (hallowed be thy name).Try over 100 years of service with the 1911...and there’s good reasons for it.
MP5 has been running, what...close to 60 years now? Again...there’s a reason.
To an adjoining point, the fact that the manufacturing process and technology has caused the firearm to be remarkably expensive indicates that the firearm itself may be reaching obsolescence. Not ineffective or fully obsolete, but outdated, and newer platforms bring the same functional capabilities with less weight and lower cost. I mean, even the cheap clones of MP5s are REALLY expensive.