ok, phew... faith in humanity restored.
go for it, i guess... personal preference > all. me, i'd just proudly rock the STO and not hide it in a shell. mags, ions and other small, single-tube markers are better for that type of thing, IMO, but you've gotta shoot what's fun.
and yes, i dig mobsim.
on a related note, i have always wondered why sci-fi-sim never really caught on. i mentioned this on another forum the other day, actually... why is it that people are so gung-ho to make their tippmanns look like AK-47's and whatnot, but nobody is modding markers to look like plasma pistols, needlers, lascannons, etc.? that'd be way cooler, IMO.