I agree. I am recon science as engineer with EPS ability and EPS consoles using beams and I use Beam Overload all the time and my power levels are back up in no time, perfect mix with HYT also. This is probably my most used offensive ability. And when it crits, well thats just christmas.
Yeah it is nice to hit the hull with it, but it is as effective as TSS 1 when it comes to dropping a shield facing. A BOv and a HYT on an opening salvo will do serious damage, the BOv drops the shield and the HYT hits hull, and with the way Quantums are critting you could 20K plus to a hull.