Well, yeah, MoN is great but i guess its a matter of personal preference, its kinda expensive when you pair it with a fist so i just stick with armor. I prefer Krak cus its killy for crowds but yeah, its AV value is bad so if u're goin AV exclusively then melta is the way to go. Kinda expensive though, and nothing a fist cant do. The benefit of plasma pistol is its sheer damage and armor penetration, period. But oh well, you have your point. I've gotten used to shooting in close combat so running with plasma to me is much more effective, but i understand why people take the smarts thanks to iframes and overall hecticness of melee and all that. I find PP more reliable cus if you're up close you know you're gonna shoot them to death fast and easy even without having to actually melee them if you so wish, and if you're somehow cornered in cover its pretty good at repelling pesky tacticals (which is especially useful when you go around capping/decapping points a lot); plus, PP recharge is more comfy than the bolt pistol's manual.