That being said, everything in the game feels very under documented, from what abilities do to how to turn on auto fire. Sure if you dig and dig and dig, you can find a lot of this information, but really it feels like some sort of James bond spy mission to figure out some of this stuff.
To this I agree wholly. The effects themselves are not really clear in what they do. But really, that's pretty much the same for every game. If you want to really understand how it works, you need to wait for players to break the mechanics and make guides. I did my part of number crunching in the past and still do, but I'm not much of a guide writer