Yes, you make some excellent points. I am hoping though with a relatively significant budget, that difference in price efficiency does not impact on the result as much as much as with a much lower budget. Your point regarding the skills choice is also well made. Once again I am hoping that the gearers will be able to provide sets with enough flexibility to allow different play styles.
I had an earlier idea where the Captain and his second would be required to use two different skill sets. Perhaps this should be reintroduced.