Since your asking for “opinions” here is mine.
After doing some research on the Steyr, I traded my HK-93 for my Steyr. I shoot in 3-gun competition, and after using the Steyr, I also sold my Colt (pre-ban) H-bar, because I found that I “never” shot it again, after using the Steyr.
Try climbing in and out of (simulated) vehicles, helicopters, etc. along with going around corners, and through doorways (when you HAVE to keep the muzzle pointed downrange) with any other rifle. Because of the compact design, along with ergonomics of the Steyr, it sure makes it hard to compete against. The barrel, being as long as any other rifle, gives it the accuracy needed to participate in (semi) long range shooting.
The only drawbacks that I have with the Steyr, is the mag release button, which is kind of awkward to get to. (which can now be changed out, with the conversion stock, mentioned by cloak-n-carbine) Along with the trigger pull, which can be “tamed” with the help of a new company that makes the “Trigger Tamer”. Wish I could try one of those. :wink: