AnonAmbientLight wrote:T'au weapons are generally stronger than every other faction though. That's the trade off.
For giggles you should play a game where all your troops are BS3 and see how you do.
That's the thing that might have changed though. The thing that stands out for us is Pulse weapons, which provide a meaningful bonus (compared to Bolters) against T4 and T8, and Fusion weapons, which have additonal range (compared to Melta weapons).
Other than that, our Plasma weapons are inferior, our long-range S8-S10 shooting options are inferior, we don't have reusable missiles, and due to our infantry squads not being able to take heavy weapons, it's hard for us to field non-S5 without paying 40-80 points (at least) for the platform.
I'm very positive about the state of the Tau in 8th Edition, but our weapons aren't stronger than other factions'. Rather, our strength in 8th Edition comes from mobility (8"+ move on many models), durability (Drones and Battlesuits are very tough), and alpha strike capability (Manta Strike).