I keep seeing people requesting melee weapons, and I'm not sure what they think it would add to the game. Personally, if they did add them, and then had to make a sword comparable to a shotgun, because everything has to be balanced, I'm not sure I would enjoy the game as much. That's what turned me off of Fallen Earth (That and enemies drop no cash, which takes away from the game after a while)
It just annoys me when an axe does more damage than a shotgun to the face. Guess I'm picky like that.