LJ, as the classes stand, they're pretty much evenly matched so any of the huehuehue stuff would just be endearing banter! Your class doesn't really define WHO you are, it just defines the type of powers you have. These powers are not supposed to create uniqueness.
Anyway, I really think there are a wide array of powers to choose from and I was hoping people would simply fit into these classes on their own and ensure a smooth transition into the RP. Last time I took the GM discretion route, people got mad and left cos I wouldn't allow their powers because they wouldn't fit into the universe... ie Audiokinesis. These kinds of powers just destroy the point of the Academy as an insanely specific power like that isn't going to have an accompanying course within the Academy. I think individuality can be created through specific battle strategies and how you manipulate your powers to fit the situation.
As for your last point, Occam's razor is telling me to say 'OK, be a psion then' LOL but if it was that simple I doubt you'd bring the issue up. Can you tell me more about the abilities and powers you had in mind for your character? That way, I'll have an example to go on to gauge whether or not the current framework is debilitatingly restrictive.
Ebrithil - I think I should have it up in a couple of days. Sorry for the wait, but I wanted to post this interest check to see if we could pool together suggestions to refine the way the universe within this RP works before we start, that should ensure there's no trouble later on