I've never, ever upgraded the swords in the main game. Parry Counter's a OHKO on cyborgs on REV difficulty anyway. --- Every time you make a Gabe Newell fat joke, he delays Half Life 2: Episode 3 an extra month.
I'm not saying your doing it wrong or anything. I just don't find it necessary to upgrade. I can't explain it. It just feels like if I tamper with the strength of the sword I'd change the way the game feels? I'm not sure. It just feels wrong to me, not that I feel everyone else is doing it wrong. They can do what they want I was more curious if my viewpoint was more spread outside of myself.
Personally though, to complain about it does seems a little off. --- "Ignorance is Bliss"