Yeah, but I feel the same way as the KarmikazeKidd. I STILL have not yet had a successful hit with proton torpedoes. I will think very long and hard before I commit 5 points to these missiles, even though they are so tempting, and seem like such a fun addition.
I'd think a little longer and harder before staking to a position that hinges on, well, less then likely results. It is completely correct to say you can wiff with Proton Torpedoes, Assault Missiles, etc; that's a reality of the upgrade. But still both weapons are more likely to land then not, which is the requirement of the Assault Missiles. But still missing is a possible reality that diminishes the total galaxy domination this thread insinuates.
And of course there are all the ways you have to further hedge those bets.
I understand the odds, which is why I have even used them at all after my initial attempts. But experience is a powerful motivator, and so far proton torps have given me a bad taste in my mouth.