I agree with this point completely. Melee in general is absolutely awful, with the sole exception being the sledge which is just barely decent once you max out every single relevant melee perk. I also believe that the best gear in the game should only be available through crafting, NOT looting. Level 6 gear should be a max-rank ability for each perk, and there should be super rare looted materials (rarer than L6 gear drops that are in the game presently) required to craft each piece. The game needs to be better tiered as well. I shouldn't be finding L6 AKs on the second day and L6 auto shotguns in week 2, that's just stupid.