I think that with new warjack designs PP starts with Khador first as its base model. Low DEF, good base ARM, high P&S, powerful ranged attacks with good range, Low SPD, good number of damage boxes, ok MAT, subpar RAT. Then they make jacks for the other factions and add more bells and whistles. Our stuff ends up feeling pretty vanilla.
We've got a pile of warjacks in our arsenal that the majority of players don't use. Most of us gravitate towards Spriggan, Beast 09 and Behemoth (note the cheapest of those is 10 pts) for competitive play. I still like a Juggy as a second jack or in theme lists. In the present day environment of Colossals I can see our already shaky options becoming even worse. P&S 16 fists aren't going to cut it. Combo slam...meh. One shot with a POW 14 gun...forget about it. We seem to get goofy, quirky stuff like beat back on the Decimator gun instead of something that would actually be useful like crit knockdown or we get something POW 6 AOEs.
Apparently the Motherland is as incompetent at figuring out how to build guns for its warjacks as it is in developing arc nodes. At least we stole that sweet sweet Assault Kommando armor from Llael though right? Oh yeah but that means you have to use AKs though and quite frankly they blow. At least they must have stolen a Mule or two and figured out how to replicate a gun that causes crit devastation.
To make my lists these days a jack need to have at least P&S 18 and/or a POW 15 gun (or 2 POW 14s). I need to start bringing more ARM debuffs. I think I need to invest in a Ragman and start throwing Gorman into more of my lists.