To those that say don't bring it back or they hate it: Its an option, if you don't want to use it leave it off, but why deny it to people that want it back? If you think smashing the 1 key makes the game "challenging" for you, you have my sympathies.
And I understand there are a mix of things you can do with your ground weapons, specifically expose and exploit, however, used correctly auto-fire does not interfere with using those.
Throughout the open beta, I never had autofire...
Also, you don't just sit there slapping 1, you're supposed to combine your abilities with your weapon attacks.
So asking for autofire back-at least to me-seems kind of silly.
You can usually fire 3-4 times, at least, between weapon ability cooldowns.