There seems to be a lot of people wanting powerful weapons, vehicles, and starships. Let's not devolve too fast into a power gamer's game. We're not supposed to be all that powerful in the beginning. Evolving your character is half the fun of a RPG. If you start out with everything, what is there to look forward too?
Wraith seems to be putting a stop to most of it, but for those who haven't played an RPG before, I just thought it would be good idea to explain why he's doing it
It's not about how powerful your character is, there is no way to actually win an RPG game, just the particular adventure you happen to be in. And sometimes losing an adventure and dealing with the effects of losing can actually be more fun than winning.
The real point of an RPG is simply playing the part of your character, and not having the most uber character you can get right off the bat. In other words, it's not about what you can get for you character, it's about how you make do with what you have