I understand your point and in truth have zero experience with the G43 so it might just be a fine rifle. What makes me curious is how many of them were in service in the average infantry squad? It seems like the Germans were catching on to Russian infantry squad tactics adopting similar weapons vs the German thought process of bolt action K98's supplemented by two machine guns and a Schmeiser MP40 or the like.G43. If for no other reason due to your ability to "top off" a partially expended magazine.
Yes, I own both.
I still firmly believe that the Garand even with it's faults was one of the finest battle rifles of it's time and still has it's place today.