@Frathlir I suppose it's a mix of utility and preferences. Katanas being a preferred weapon is no mystery. Their attacks look awesome even if half of the player base don't use them correctly or just spam dash multislash. Swords are ridiculously easy to use and can pull equally ridiculous damage, but they are as generic as an RPG can get in terms of fun factor. SOME attacks are nice looking, but I'm still unimpressed.
I can understand why w-lance may not be popular. They may be the weapon that almost have it but didn't, in the end. They have almost good damage and almost good utility. But I don't care. I fell in love with how I can move around with them, be airborne for eternity with ease (and even slowly raise by using the swing attack) and spin2win with the crafted pa.
Jet boots are plain awesome. Most attacks are very flashy, some of them cast shifta or deband at the end, and if you want some power, you can just use jetsweep's alt attack (the single kick thing) for some good hurt.