So Gearbox decide to make a Mech class, but…
You can’t mod the mech!!! While you can mods and upgrade stupid park and ride vehicles that I frankly doubt few will bother other than completists.
What’s a waste, imagine if you can upgrade the arms, like a typical loot drops, or at least some modifier ( different ammo type, fire rate, effects) that you can attach to the Iron bear so there are more varieties of damage output as well as better scaling late and end game.
Same with FL4K pets. Except for some secondary mods from gears, very little scaling of pets and Iron Bear, let alone variations. Imagine your pets can equip guns you loot!