Armor to balance armor?
Sure. Let's introduce an automatic rocket launcher to balance the automatic shotgun.
Yes, yes, I know it's most definetely a bad system. Truly not the correct way to go about attaining "Balance". Unfortunately, Softnyx WILL NOT change their ways, so my philosiphy on things like this is to be happy with what we can get.
Would I rather see complete no armor, or armor that actually covers the proper hit boxes and percantages? Of course! The case is that we all know that isn't going to happen, (This is SOFTNYX we're dealing with), so I try to do my best with whatever scraps they give us. (Like the Special Parts for Gold)