Real interesting discussion. I'm going to run 2 test on a training dummy and capture results with Mox Parser and share them with you. What I will run is 30 sec, 1 minute and 3 minutes DPS test comparing Full out Assault and Terminal Velocity builds to see the difference.
Going in, I suspect that the 30 sec test, the Assault will beat TV but I'm not so certain in the 1 and 3 minute tests. Assault definately has better burst but sustained damage over time, we'll see. Stay tuned will have results up shortly.
No point in worrying about it until they get done tweaking the trees. The pts saw a decent nerf to tactics and hybrid specs today.