you think needle blasters are "useless"
I know they are useful. It is metal shredders (along with devastation swarm and electric storm) who are overpowered. In fact, they all are so above "good myphical weapon", tacticsoft could quicknerf them long ago - like they did some time ago with Infernal Haxe, Steel Spammer and Lighting Spammer, which, shortly after release, was nerfed by slightly reducing stats and limiting their use to 4 uses.
With myphical Short-Range Missiles tacticsoft could do the same, and while needed damage is debatable, limiting number of uses (by increasing ammo consumption to 15 rockets per shot) would be what is easy to do and effective "still strong weapon, can't spam as much as in past". But no, instead of that fix they "here, at some time in future we will make beta testing, it will last some more time, and some time after that we will rebalance weapons, which maybe will aslo nerf mSRMs"