I'm a huge X-Men fan & and huge Gambit fan. After over a decade of reading Marvel (specifically X-Men) comics, it seems like Gambit's abilities has diminished..or rather writers don't write him the way they used to. Now i'm not talking about "Death" Gambit or "New Son" Gambit--I'm talking about regular ol' inanimate object charging Gambit. I remember 90s Gambit being able doge bullets from Forge and taking down villains far more powerful than himself. I'd personally like to see Gambit able to tap in to his true New Son abilities here and there (not so much to where he looks like Dr. Manhattan or kills everyone on Earth), but at least enough to have the ability to charge living/animate objects, or perhaps charge things in line of sight. I might be asking a lot due to me being a Gambit fan boy, so I'll ask one simple question: Has Gambit gotten de-powered over the years or am I just a complaining fan boy?
*Note*: i'm aware of the thread: http://www.comicvine.com/gambit/29-1499/gambit-can-level-a-house-with-his-kinetic-energyso-why/92-616794/ discussing Gambit's battles on Comic Vine, & I feel this topic is different.