”I didn't touch the overshield because I didn't want to look like a scrub”?
1. Good call, you sure didn't look like a scrub getting 15-0'd by bdog.
2. Controlling powerups and power weapons is how you win 1v1s. I don't know where you get this sense that the overshield is ”beneath” you, if you don't pick it up your opponent will and he will make you pay.