Judging by the last two options, I'm going to go with video games in general.
I can't believe I'm asking this: What is this question in context to?
No, I don't avoid using any weapon in a game for any reason other than I don't like it. I generally try to find the gun that is simultaneously fun and effective to use.
Sorry guys but for whatever reason it won't let me actually add content to my original post and I didn't feel like trying out a double-post to give it some context. The contextual question was if you avoid using assault rifles in video games because they're so ubiquitous and so overused that you deliberately avoid using them.
Having played through all of Bad Company 2, I almost used LMG's, shotguns, or sniper rifles instead of assault rifles because I've been using those fucking things for decades now and I'm tired of them. This spawned this idea that there are some people out there who avoid using assault rifles because they're too obvious or so played out. The crux is do you deliberately mix it up with other weapons?
(I also assume that since it's in general discussion, people should assume it's about video games).
Yes because I know everyone's got that front covered (I usually snipe), but it also helps to get used to how assault rifles feel because if I'm out of ammo and lucky to down someone in close quarters with a pistol most likely than not he/she's got an assault rifle that I can now use.