Granted I -DID- find oodles of variations of those 8 archetypes, but there were very much only 8 types of guns in Borderlands. This Bitmob author needs to learn the difference between cake and frosting before whining about design decisions again.
I think you were missing the point. The author was trying to convey that the variations of the standard issues were too much. The author only wanted 8 types period. I don't agree with the article because what made me play through Borderlands was the fun of killing baddies just to see what variation of gun I picked up.