In terms of raw bang for buck Monks are definitely one of the best warband units points can buy. On the other hand they're probably one of the most one dimensional warbands points can buy short of a Gaki. The thing that Monks are missing that other warbands get is viable profiles. Monks only have 1 viable profile. Morlocks for example while statistically inferior to a Monk have a few options that can make them more interesting to someone who likes customising their lists to suit mission parameters. Having access to either an antimaterial CCW or an E/M CCW opens up flexibility for missions. The 2pt upgrade for an assault pistol isn't a bad way to spend left over points either. That's my only real complaint against an otherwise stellar unit. They have 5 garbage profiles and 1 awesome one. It'd be nice if N4 did away with all the stupid combi/shotgun/grenade launcher profiles and instead just opened up different CC options for monks, even a monk profile with D-Charges would be interesting.