1. It does matter quite a bit, because the damage model dictates playstyle by a fair margin. 2. So is mine, but the horizontal recoil is impossible to compensate for. 3. All you need is a single one-off that becomes the go-to weapon for all players catering to that particular playstyle. Weapons immitating "foreign" traits should be watered-down versions. 4. Anchor is a useful ability (on the Prowler), but it utterly fails to synergize with the MBT's description and other combat traits. 5. Aegis is the only useful ES MAX ability. 6. The Vulcan is grossly underwhelming when compared to the Enforcer/Saron at any range besides point-blank. The Marauder and the C85 both suck horribly. 7. The Striker... 8. Correct.