Okay time to destroy your entire argument again
They may not be meant to be general, but they are. Maybe wait until you take English 5-6.
Tops are essentially useless. A t11 staff has an average of 2.5 damage per shot lower than a t12. This is reflected by every other t11 to t12 weapon type.
My exceptionally condescending tone that you misread is simply my exasperation because if we as a community want to teach new players, we want them to learn information that is correct and good.
Check this guide out.