You're probably right, after all it's the first proper armor I've found, it's just that I haven't advanced that much in the main story and haven't explored that much, so for me it's the best thing ever!
Power armour has a DR of 40 (IIRC) when fully repaired - Talon (or combat) armour I think gets to 28...
Forgot to check the condition when I decided it wasn't worth it when compared to the Talon armor...
I'll have to stroll the GNR area with my eyes on the ground then... I'll eventually find it.
I think the Talon armour is actually the worst of the combat armour 'family'.