The grind for that weapon alone justifies keeping it at least an elemental weapon. So, my only two shotguns (Hawethornes and Paradox) which I love using up against Captains and Shielded Enemies... Are now crap.... It's probably safe to assume that they are also getting a damage Nerf. Edit: Ok so After running with it today thru some strikes and activities, I don't think I will have an issue with it becoming Kinetic. The basis of my post was because of the matching Element shield explosion. But ya I guess I am fine with it all considering Universal Remote was amazing in D1.
So much for "if you like D1, use that setup, if you like D2, use that setup"...once again Bungie forces us to play how they want us to