I think those who find the system weird think too much about that. For me, if it's white/green (common/uncommon), if in addition it has a red arrow to the right of the icon, no reflexion is needed (even less to look "stats" closely). it's either it stays on the ground, or it's dismantled/sold immediately.Maybe interesting the view of a game developer (from minute 58 is relevant):
PS: always good to remember, that in all videos is trying to "don´t bitch too much, but I did it better"... but interesting to hear his comments nevertheless.
Besides I ask myself the question, he has Dying Night in his inventory but keeps a "poor" common Lexington equipped...
If I could provide some advices :
What the hell...!
Equip your Dying Night right away, upgrade it as much as you can. And oh yeah, you will lack of components quickly. So instead of spend your 20K eddies to buy some at weapon sellers, dismantles all your "garbage/useless" Lexington guns (and to loose your time to look their "stats"). You will see, all of these garbage items will become very useful.