So what is the difference between having points into the skill and no points into the skill? Transfer rate of shield faster? Although it is fairly fast already even without points dumped into it. So I believe it's just a wasted skill unless your running a ground team with tacticals.
I have yet to test it extensively, but I have that sinking feeling it does jack.
Well you dont have to respec to test it, I've already done that for you some weeks ago. The shield distribution speed is hard to get numbers on, but nobody on this forum has noticed an increase in distribution of shields (You practically do not need a faster distribution even if it would have had effect)
The Weapons Energy/Projectile Operation buff is afaik a fixed number of +18 with or without skilling in this particular ability.
But like alot of 'skills' in the skilltree, they are bugged or not working right somehow, if not very unbalanced. (Some are not worth speccing in for the points you would have to spend on it)