Didn't prestige right away. Finally decided to just for laughs. I'm about lvl 36 or so (don't remember - old age) after prestiging. I've put about 30 hours into the game give or take.
I have yet to get one single USEFUL (to me) elite weapon. Not one! Oh, I got a totally useless grenade launcher, a riot shield (WTF?), a handgun (which I rarely if ever even use in a class), and a Parsec. But nothing I use and/or want.
I don't even have any decent "professional" or even ENLISTED variants!!! Not. One. Oops. I take that back. I have the enlisted HBR. What a difference....
Meanwhile, my daughter's BF has an elite version of every single AR in the game, including TWO AK-12 elite variants. Plus an elite KF-5, ASM. and he's only recently hit lvl 41 first time through!!!
That's not the worst of it. Tonight I was in a lobby with a guy who was lvl 18 non-prestige. His main class was an overkill class with an Elite Bal and an Elite AK-12.
And here I am. Half of my supply drops give me a low-level supply drop in the next game... and that's it! No gear to be seen. When I do get gear, it's garbage or crap I already have.
I'm about to throw my controller through through TV at another useless drop.