I did also say that back when Melee 3.0 was new and I still think it's one of the best. The only weapons I have seen with performance about equal or better are nikanas, dual swords, heavy blades, and a few other specific weapons. Granted, I haven't tested every weapon or class but I don't see many others being on par. If it's not a good weapon because a few other weapons are better, so be it. But I'll definitely continue to use it since it's more than enough and it provides utility you won't see from any other weapon.