Main reason is that they are overated. And here is why: 1) There last operational jump was in WW2. 2) They don't do what it says on the tin. They dont parachute (in wars anyway). Atleast the Rifles do what their name suggests. 3) once they land they are just normal infantry with bad attitudes and a superiority complex. 4) The only people who should wear wings are women on the rag.