Keep in mind that Super Smash Bros. Melee has the exact same rating as this game, but later the ESRB said that if the E-10 rating had been around back then, they would have rated it E-10. Trust me, super smash bros. brawl has the exact same level of violence. All I want to say is (dont mean to contradict you) that this game isn't terribly violent.
But i agree with you with something: this is the best T rated game EVER. Yeah you're definitely right on that one.