Seems to me like valve just murdered these two pieces of equipment to me. I just got the sandman 2 days before the update, and now it is pretty much a suicide mission to go against any more than 1 person at a time. And lets not forget the ringer, which has a cloak just under -2.2s now, giving a spy the perfect amount of time to get to cover. It just seems to me like valve makes weapons that totally kick ass in the beginning, and then patch them afterward just as the tf2 community has finally gotten a hold of said weapon and knows how to navigate around it.. The ambassador (I can understand), but the sandman was ripped to shreds, putting the scout holding it at a huge disadvantage, giving him or her the lowest full health in the game, and not letting them stun ubers (I can sort of understand this, but it still was hilarious while it lasted). Finally, they hacked the bonk distance in two, so now tons of people use it to run up in your face and right before you blast them into oblivion the stun you for two seconds and some sniper picks you off. Most of the backfalls of other equipment is logical, the inability to move while eating a sandvich, or no crits with a blutsauger, but how the hell can a bat take out 30 of your health?