Eh? I regularly get ~39k damage from destabilized plasma torp.
And that's without any Attack Patterns.
And as to the bugs people are reporting in this thread, as a Science captain I've not seen any bugs with the destabilized torp.
I wouldn't mind it being more well rounded in it's usefulness. In PvP it's pretty much useless unless the enemy is totally distracted you're more likely to get yourself killed with it than the enemy. While in PvE it's great because Ai's are dumb and can be easily distracted with lower priority targets.