The numbers are TOO BIG. There is no way to ever justify NOT taking them. Personally, I like having choices on my characters. I feel like I'm playing with 5 skills, a lot of which are weird and not particularly good - too much that is completely situational and not good outside of its niche.
I'm starting to feel like this isn't the right choice for me. It doesn't seem like Monk powers DO enough. Any build that I can put together just seems less COOL than any other class, as well as doing less damage.
Except the support build, which is nice to have in the game - but shouldn't be the only reason for a class.