What difference in values does Stage 1 hunter vs Elite make?


If these questions have been asked and answered please leave a link.
-How much different is the damage output between the certain hunter stages( Stage 1- Elite)? Example 1 Parnell rocket to the face at Stage 1 vs Stage 3.
-What made you think it’s a good choice to increase the values?
-Was it ever discussed to leave the values across the stages the same?
-Where the value increases implemented as to encourage players to play/grind the game?
-Did you ever feel like that a Stage 1 hunter would be a easier win vs a stage 3 hunter?(The player has the same experience across the board)
Thank you for taking the time to answer each 1 of those questions.
Take care and God bless.
Sincerely me