Thanks! My opinion on the matter is heavily bias, so I'm glad to know others like it too. It was one of my first big success in this industry. It's the first work of mine I got to see on the front of a magazine cover too.
Only time I played the game without it was when I ran out of ammo. When I first made it, I was worried it'd be one of those guns that would be a throw away. I was surprised out how useful it actually was once they implemented it.