Totally understand the approach in toning down certain weapons. Fair enough.
What makes these changes so painful is the difficulty/time/luck/effort required to find, and craft meaningful replacements. Alot of people threw alot of resources at these weapons only to have dozens of attempts brick. I think this is the real root of frustration.
Mocking other players for their reactions to the change doesnt help anyone. Nor does endlessly whining about the changes help. Creative solutions are needed.