are the new weapons worth a damn? i mostly run the e11
I can only comment on the free stuff.
The new pistol, DL-18 is pretty good, provided you can keep target centered and have fast trigger finger. But the range is limited, so it isn't as suitable for general use like the E-11 is. Explosive Shot boosts DL-18's power considerably. (Of course, if you use Explosive Shot, just use the SE-14C which is even better with Explosive Shot...)
Overall, the weapon is a bit like the DL-44 pre-nerf though not identical.
The new targeting rifle, DLT-19X is... kinda bad. It is basically a bolt-action rifle, it has high power but can only fire one shot before cooling... slowly. Unfortunately, it suffers from too slow bolt. It can kill with one body shot at short range like the Cycler Rifle but requires a headshot at further distance. But it is pretty difficult to get those, and with slow cooling, it isn't suitable for short range combat and barely works at medium range. It is pretty awesome if you can hit with it but it doesn't really offer anything over T-21, T-21B, Pulse Cannon or Cycler Rifle.