....and "easy mode" is in the hand of the beholder.
I find the AK-47 to be easy mode. To others, the "worst gun in the game".
I find the MP5 to be garbage, but it is to Vette and shadow what the AK-47 is to me.
If you like the MP5, succeed with the MP5, and would choose it over any other gun, that, my friend, is "easy mode".
That being said, I've never really understood "easy mode" too much. I understand challenging oneself, but some guns aren't worth the deficit they provide.
Seems that if the gun and you click, it's a good gun choice. If it's a gun you get killed by all the time, it's easy mode.
For many, the Famas is the "easy mode" gun of choice. For me, it's my least favorite AR. It moves around like a crazed, possessed weapon. It's damage is low and is a general PITA to play with. I'd take my "easy mode" AK 47 any day...or the Commando, or the Enfield....