Having played Guard for six years now, I have to ask... what are we supposed to play? Assault lists?
We don't have anything that can survive a round of assault, and don't say blob squads.
Armored fist companies have been a part of the game for two codexes. So were airborne. Some of us used Valks long before they came out in plastic.
Guard is a shooty army, it all we have.