Is this list perfect?
No, but with an internet full of opinions, what could ever satisfy the ravenous maw of debate?
Personally, I like lists because they “attempt” to provide some structure of classification that can be debated and refined over time.
To say, “you never used it” so your list is meaningless is simply absurd, borderline obstinate. Are these lists ideal? No, but far from useless. University professors may spend lifetimes researching ancient weapons and armor, but is their work pointless because they never thrust a drusus into the heart of a charging opponent? The answer is no... they do their best studying available opinions, researching ancient accounts, comparing the metallurgy, etc. In short, doing their best with the available numbers, data points, and reports.
The original poster did a decent job with the classification lists, and he or she should be commended for their effort. What we, as a productive community, should do, is help constructively refine this list through debate and sharing experiences.
My suggestion... we’ve already flogged the author... instead, let’s help refine the list. Yes, there will always be exceptions around certain builds, but to say we can’t distinguish the superiority of Devil of Caroc armor or Magran’s Favor axe is just being stubborn.
Thank you for reading my post in it's intended state. I was hoping to spark a discussion with another audience like I did on reddit. I'm still hopeful this is possible. To anyone reading my posts, sorry if im coming of abrasive. It just sucks when you put a lot of effort into something and then people take a big **** on it.
I appreaciate your effort on these lists, but you have to realize that this here is the place where the most in-depth discussions on Pillars' game mechanics are led, and where people will be interested in using every single item to its fullest potential. Under these conditions your lists are bound to fail, because you cannot hope to compile all the best use cases for every single unique item within a lifetime (at least as someone who is not paid to do this for 40 hours a week).