These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Designated Hero - The TCAF. While a government certainly would do some questionable things to their colonies to keep them in line in the face of a burgeoning revolution, no one but the colonies seem to be bothered that they destroyed the population and ecosystem of an entire planet, until they come close to the karmic retribution when Doris Egan sends the superweapon onto them.
Game Breaker - A couple of weapons and weapon combos turn this game into easy mode. To sum them up:
The Rapier BG 4 H and the Long Spear HBP are the beam weapons du jour, due to the former's ability to home in on targets while the latter is accurate, has lots of ammo and has a whopping sixty lock ons. The Spitfire BX is also a good weapon due to the charge shot ability and ability to One-Hit Kill fighters.
The Cauldron 50 rocket is the popular choice for killing warships, even against super battleships.