Honestly I like the universal mws. You can do some great things with them and their inscriptions alone are amazing if you use mostly javelin specific components and a universal or two.
On a side note, colossus can reach 100% damage reduction on shield break with softened blows and ablative shield.
Yes, it does in fact reach 100% cause you can have the TOS boss break your shield with a rocket barrage and the next one will hit you and do absolutely nothing to you.
Aside from them diluting the loot even further I'm looking forward to more universal's . they make build choices more interesting imo.