No. I, for one, can't stand pump play. it's slow, it's boring, and I find it to be pointless. This is exactly indicative of the attitude we hate- there are more than a few people in this world who don't have more fun playing pump games. It dosen't make the game 'overall' better, I've run into more than one douchebag pump player who will happily lord over you as a semi player that he shot you out, but when you shoot him out, he blames equipment difference (do it on a consistent basis, and he'll even make sure to loudly accuse you of cheating) I've seen pump 'speed' ball games that lasted twenty minutes because no one moved. Pump play is like any other style of paintball- it's just a different take on the game we all know and love. it is not inherently better, faster, more intense, or more skilled than any other single form of paintball.
For the record, yes, I have tried pump play. I, at one point, owned both a hammer 2 and a razorback...I believe it was. Not sure about the second one. I hated them. hated the play style, hated the guns, hated it all. I think one was gutted and never re-assembled, and the other, IDK what happened to it (and don't honestly much care, either).
The thing about firepower is that it acts to slow things down. When it isn't guaranteed that you'll be lit up if you run out to create a game breaking move, game breaking moves happen more often. If you have two teams of campers who won't take risks, it doesn't matter what guns they have.