Exactly...I find the Select Fire is more for LAZY people more than anything. Otherwise, anyone with a semi-decent trigger finger can easily fire the FAL or SMR much faster than when it's full auto with Select Fire, thus freeing up the slot for a more beneficial attachment. Only the SWAT-556 really feels like it has a noticeable improvement with Select Fire. Even the M8A1 and Chicom feel just fine without it to me.
I actually find the FAL-OSW with Select Fire to be cheap, but the SMR with Select Fire to be quite fine. I just don't like that the FAL maintains almost perfect accuracy, even after the patch update. But yet, the SMR gets a slower fire rate with more recoil, even on Semi-Auto as well as the worse hip fire in the assault rifle category. Anyway, my rant is done now.
I find the biggest problem with the FAL (with any of the semi-auto weapons, really) is connection. When I can find a lobby where I have a solid connection with little/no lag, the FAL is almost unstoppable. But if I'm running a few tenths of a second behind everyone then I might as well equip a water pistol.