2- It hasn't been addressed yet . . . but it will be!
3- I still need to verify this on my Privateer since I haven't used it since the update. Anyone else had some experience with this new power update? Feel free to chime in!
Since you never really know how much your hit is going to be, so many variables involved really complicate it. I would have no way of knowing if it was working or not. I use it but it's really a faith thing with me as to if it works or not.