Just a heads up, if you NEVER have/tried the XM8 for a period of time, please don't say the G36 is better.
I've tried it. I have to admit its a good gun, the recoil bounces back into position very quickly when tapfiring. It's higher rate of fire makes it better in CQC. However, for me, it lacks that accuracy to pick of headshots at long distances, I also prefer the G36E scope on assault rifles. I feel I can hit people more cleanly in mid-range with the G36E because of the more conventional spread.