Aaah the selective reader, always prone to highlight the half of changes that serve his story
Can pls cut the crap? And your conspiracy theories I have provided with all the information that come with patch changes and it has proven your claim to be false.
Oh you mentioned the less potent in terms of burst damage vs medium, here it is. 240 to 200 in exchange of better penetration.
Now read the patch notes:
" M36 Jackson
The M36 is having its damage modified to be more reliable against tanks, including heavies, but less potent in terms of burst damage against lower health vehicles.
Cost from 360/125 to 400/140
Damage from 200 to 160
Reload from 5.2/5.8 to 4.375/4.975; does not affect HVAP
HVAP damage decreased from 240 to 200
HVAP penetration from 300/250/220 to 300/280/250
Penetration from 240/220/200 to 260/240/220
Health from 480 to 640
Veterancy 3 reload bonus from 30% to 15% "
The HVAP did 240 not the auto fire.
As for mediums with 200 damage the unit simply ovekilled it needed 4 shots (as it now also does) that took longer to fire.
The change traded damage that lead to ovekill vs mediums for ROF and Penetration. Overall the M36 became deadlier.
Your claim that: "changes have always been survivability in exchange of firepower," is simply false.