Judging by the number of posts in various threads play no time. I really do not have time not what to answer, not to mention how to read...
Amber shoots comments like MG-42 or Vulcan-Phalanx
The dispute is long-standing and clearly not over long, and each will remain unconvinced. Just let me remind you that I compared the different types and came to the conclusion that the energy is more comfortable and efficient due to the small number non-coast-energy weapons and restrictions on its. A big plus is the impossibility of drawing enemy retaliation and allocation of electric damage reduction HP.
Other things being equal, I prefer to fight energy. But about equality yet even dream of before.