I know you have your way of playing and finding the best possible gear for your builds, which is great. Some people are not that into that way of playing, but prefer to be as OP as possible, and have fun that way. It is another great thing about Borderlands, it has room for all these play styles.Based on all the posts so far, I can tell that the 90-10 rule applies to TPS as well (in case you don't know what it is: 90% of all the players abuse 10% of all the available gear). It's a real pity seeing that people choose to run with items like Rosie, Fragnum, or totally gibbed like Ladyfist or the Machine (not available ATM), just because they are believed to be the only ways to play the game.
Just so you guys know: it's not the only way to play TPS. Moreover, you can get a similar (in few cases I dare to suppose even better) damage output and overall efficiency with other, legit and not abused pieces of gear (maybe I'll post more of my builds someday). I know I'll be called a friggin' elitist, GBX a$$-licker or other common Internet complements, but I just want to let you guys know that.
Pistols: Tourge Slappers, Vladof Anarchists
SMGs: Bladed Fridgia, Scav SMGs
Lasers: Maliwan Blasters, Tediore Splitters, Hyperion Beams
Shotguns: Doc's Striker, Casual Flakker, Gentle Party Line, Tourge Ravagers
Sniper Rifles: Vladof Droogs, Maliwan Sniders
Rocket Launchers: any nice Scav launcher
Assault Rifles: Jakobs Gatling Guns
Grenades: Snowball, Vladof Teslas
Oz Kits: Oxidizer, Moonlight Saga, Tourge Juggernauts
Shields: Anshin Adaptive shields, Maliwan Nova shields, Pangolin Turtle shields, Avalanche