Another vote for the SCAR 17S.
I sold my M1A to help pay for it, and am planning on selling my FAL now that it's been obsoleted by the SCAR. Just as soon as those previously mentioned mags start flowing next month (we'll see).
I like both the M1A and the FAL's, but it was exactly the same reason, they get heavy onced scoped, that made me pony up and lay down twice the money for the SCAR. Haven't regretted it once. Thinking about buying another now that prices are dropping.