No offense, but Fallout Tactics only seemed that way if you didn't know what you were doing. What can I say Professional other than: you're wrong? By the the end of FOT, my team was walking around in power suits, practically invulnerable (granted, this was in part due to how I developed them over the course of the game), half of them armed with railguns.
Robots were a waste of time, as were Deathclaws... I mean, statistically speaking, why bother? Why use them when you could use another guy in power armor? You're talking to guy that beat the game several times and played it online A LOT. I like Fallout and I even liked FOT, but the whole bigger better BADDDER armor dynamic runs contrary to tactics, generally speaking.... why take cover when you can walk out with a battleship wrapped around your waist?
Oh, and no one here said that power armor was inappriorate to Fallout.