Don't have the ambition to read this entire thread, but I scanned it and didn't see this so I will post it: We have a very clever solution to this that unfortunately isn't in the patch notes Actually I mentioned this in public but never saw it picked up: The costs of things in the Elder Advancement system (to be revealed later) is influenced by your race choice. So stuff you'd think would be natural to the Granok is much cheaper, requiring less elder advancement, while stuff you'd associate with, well, smarter races is more expensive. This way you can't permanently gimp yourself by a choice you made when you had the lowest information you'll ever have in the game (creating your first character) - but you can set yourself up with a little more work required for PvP or elder PvE optimality. ________________________________________________________________ That was posted by Jeremy in one of the Q&A's. The costs of things in the Elder Advancement system (to be revealed later)... This "Elder+" (As I am calling it) system is sure to be some kind of talent tree or similar sort of set up. So you can add that to the list of other things such as Milestones, Attributes, Circuit Boards, Professions, Path Abilities, and the skills you choose to slot on your bar that are there for customization. ________________________________________________________________ Also, there is this: It's only 7 "class" abilities in the current build, not 7 total abilities. Some abilities come from things other than your class. Paths, etc. The philosophy is to have the maximum number of abilities available that a highly skilled player can comfortably use without custom (macro keyboard etc) hardware. ________________________________________________________________ That was also posted by Jeremy. Some abilities come from things other than your class. Paths, etc. The etc. here implies that there are more things that will be going on your bar, such as some profession skills or anything really. All in all, I don't think there will be any lack of customizing your character other than the fact that you can only use one weapon. To be honest they are probably putting in a TON of customization just for the purpose of making up for that.