Help me to understand the hype around suppressors. They're cool, but do they really do anything to make a gun significantly better, especially if shooting the gun with ammo that's not subsonic? It seems like a lot of money to pay for the suppressor and stamp when it seems like the baffles wear out quickly (relative to, say, the life of the gun itself). It also adds a lot of length to the gun, making it more unwieldy. I also hear a lot of suppressor people talk about frustrating it is to have to tune a gun to use a suppressor, or how some guns just shoot gas and unspent powder back into your face when equipped with a suppressor. Overall, it doesn't seem like they're worth the money, but it also seems like some people consider them to be as important as the gun, similar to what people say about the optic on a gun.
I'm not looking to shit on suppressors, I just don't understand.