PM Famine that same information you just posted here.
Personally, I really hope they give you guys some Bow love, but I can't see any comparison between MPs having a tough time equipping their bow and fixers having a hard time equipping their SMG.
I can reach 2500 smg and 1800 burst SELF BUFFED.
That means that, other than the full auto requirement, I could SELF a 2201/1651 gun WITHOUT AI ARMOR (though it would require a bigburger or two).
The new FA requirement will still require a full set of supple for us to equip, because the requirement was designed for soldiers, who until 17.1 have 626 more full auto than we do. After 17.1, they'll still have 491 more FA skill than we do. How many soldiers have you seen complain about the difficulty of obtaining 2375 skill to cap the shark? Well, after this patch, we'll need exactly the same items just to equip our gun. (2375-491=1884, the new FA req is 1891)