Lol, Thanks unspoken. I planned on getting them all eventually. My unfamiliarity with semi-autos is my hold up. If you think SKS isn't so bad, I have no problems with them. Hints why it was on the list. With an open minded willingness to learn mentality, nothing is impossible.
However, I still can't appreciate carbines to their full extent. Bad taste or not, they just aren't my thing.
Nothing wrong with them at all. But to quote someone, somewhere on the net, " I can always use my gun as a pole vault if need be.