Unless you play the game sans mods, the payoff for the room with the pylons was underwhelming. I think the poison blade of Naga Sadow and an assault rifle and a few goodies in the pylon room. With mods (yeah, I know some purists view it as cheating, but after the first play through...who really cares) you can "gift" yourself those items and skip the parts you find tedious. Or, maybe make those parts harder, too.
Now, I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb bastard die for his country.---Patton
There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism.---Teddy Roosevelt
I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception.---Groucho
And if you all get killed, I'll piss on your graves.---Shaman Urdnot
How would you like to own a little bit of my foot in your ass.---Red Foreman