This is the meat of it. Average-Poor skilled players(Most forumites) aren't too good with the higher skill cap on the NC weapons. They perform worse with them than an average guy with a CARV. But a high skill NC will perform better with a SAW than a high skill guy with a CARV, imo. NC weapons are designed towards better players, if they were dumbed down to the point of TR and VS weapons you'd see dramatically higher scores. TR weapons are incredibly easy to use, but have almost no skill ceiling at all, with VS being somewhere in between. However, balancing on averages just dumbs down the game as a whole, and caters to the lowest common denominator, which has been proven to be a poor balancing method. Which is why I always claim it's a bad idea to just refer to usage stats because it's all an average. But that's what SOE does. Because it's easy.