I have a Harpoon +1 and all the stats have a star next to them. I haven't checked stats vs the normal one, but I'd assume that star is good for something. Maybe a wildcard increase to each stat?
Lancer, Fisher, Culinarian FFXI:
DRK 55, WAR 30, THF 27, DRG 27 (all retired) WoW:
Hunter 70, Warrior 29, Druid 26, Warlock 22, Shaman 19 (all retired) EQII:
Shadowknight 36 (retired)