When it comes to weapon stats we all have our ideas of what is what, based to a larger or smaller degree of real world knowledge and personal preferences. I always, always, much about with any complex weapon description in RPGs. They never sit well with me. I maybe wrong or right or unrealistic, but as long as it is balanced who cares?
The first thing that jumped out at me from FC? Long Bows don't need Forte, WTF? You have to be trained from puberty or earlier to be really good with these.
I agree with a lot of your points so change away