Since this thread was titled "Nids to Nots" I'll slip off the topic of how to spam your weapons selection and give a general Nids comment.
Our regular group includes three Nid players, and none of them are a pushover. They all regularly held their own in 5th Ed, with armies with lots of heavy tanks being one of their biggest challenges. With 6th Ed that isn't as big a problem as it once was, so we'll see how the other rules shake out as we all get more experience with them.
In short, for all the justifiable griping about the Nid codex, they are and will remain a great army. My wife easily wins at least as many games as she loses and she's the Nid player with the least experience. I really don't think any army got screwed with the new edition.