My opinion is thus, with the new fleet instances, your having alot of very target rich environments unlike borg stf which provided very few (last spawn on last gate, or nano spawn in ise, etc). Thus when you fire your PPDS, your launching ALOT of photons. 6 per target, and i've seen up to 15 targets in view. That's 90 photon torpedos. Add in a torpedo spread 3 at the same time and you've easily got over 100 birds in the air. All increased by your photon console. Now you could run quantums, have a small piece of those birds boosted, and IMO loose damage. xantris is right in that you have to use your console at the right time.