I don’t see the new omen as an impact on those things. I see it as an uneccessary cover up of your screen. It adds a greater disadvantage to visiblility no matter your playstyle.
That is a much bigger difference than making the Lancer more powerful or adding weapons to the players arsenal.
If they really wanted to end the gnasher’s reign they would design the maps more around long range engagements as opposed to hopping from cover to cover and bring back map favorites that did such things.
Edit: Also, agree with you on that “tech test” point. It’s kinda stupid for these devs to call something a “beta” when it is a month or two from release.