Well... That was an interesting read.
I came here to discuss a little about skill range too, so here goes.
Like someone has said, I don't think it is absolutely necessary
for Punishers to get more range, but it definitely wouldn't hurt to get more range. Though, it still seems kinda balanced right now, and even in the Korean version, where their level cap is 44, it is still 20m I think.
Since I main a Punisher, obviously I would not mind something that will bring an advantage to my toon
I do agree that we can owned by BC bosses, especially Harbinger, at least for me. However, playing around with your mech, cybers, pots and ulti should yield some results. My friend did it before, on a Level 28 Punisher so it is possible. I failed though so I can't say much about it
By the way, if I am not wrong, contribution points out to how much damage you have done in total, so having high kill to death counts only means that you are good at KSing, while in actual fact you did not do much to contribute to lowering the HP of your opponents, which makes it easier for everyone else to kill, thus scoring points.