I would have agreed when I was a BH, but now I do not. Like Reaper said, BH gain huge advantages in offense. The LLC and Pistol tree are extremely powerful compared to other classes.
Now after becoming a Teras Kasi Artist I can see how easy it was as a BH. Brawlers can be standing on top of a knocked down opponent and still be out of range, lol. If you're looking for better defense, less skill points used, and a powerful weapon then do what the other half of the populous does and go Commando 0-0-4-0 (flamethrower). Let's face it, flamethrower is ALL that a commando uses and with only having to master marksman and unarmed that allows you to do a lot more.
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