Looking from a historical point of view man started with a single shot front loading firearm. It was time consuming to reload, much less lay down fire. The man in the field was overjoyed to get a firearm that held a magazine, or was tube fed. Then came the semi auto, even better yet. Next the full auto, which often would be inaccurate, as the following shots would rise with the barrel. Now we have full auto weapons which can stay on target when fired.
Which brings me to this quote from an unknown source.
Ammo is cheap, life is precious.
hits count, misses don't.
many misses in rapid fire do contribute to a huge pucker factor.