First of all, there is no moral high-ground. This isn't an argument of morality...it's a videogame. I get what you're saying...but come on.. Secondly, it doesn't matter if skilled players or non-skilled players use HA; it's still OP compared to all other classes. Let's not even talk about the fact that they get a concussion grenade...because they need more than a shield to beat you... But since you went there; most players who use the HA 1v1 me and lose when I have no shield. So no, it isn't populated by "skilled" players. Its populated by those who don't want to lose and take every precaution not to (even though they still will...go figure). If you want to talk about what they should do to fix the game: -Make bullets go through the shield -Increase the shield HP to 3-4k -Make the shield only defend against explosives or high caliber rounds (like MBT) The HA should be the anti-vehicle kit. Not the anti-everything kit. Plus, making the shield defend better against explosives would give the HA a niche role of pushing corners and hallways that are usually lined with explosives and hand grenades.