Thanks for the replies guys!
I've played 2 more games recently with my CYMA AK recently, and I've taken your advice to see what fits me best. I stopped at a local store and tried out various platforms to see what I like, and I think I really liked m4's and their adjustable stocks. I can extend it for comfortable and steady shooting at longer ranges, as well as quickly close it to get it in tight for close quarters.
Question is now, which M4? Again I'm looking in the $250-ish range. I held an Amoeba 008 and really liked the solid feel (despite being plastic). How does it compare to the King arms M4s? I actually really liked the weight of plastic and would consider any plastic gun that is still reasonably accurate.