And honestly guys, the solution to this is
1) balancing skills properly and/or
2) not binding players to such a rigid skill system
The whole idea of spec builds is outdated, is it not? Allow the player to build whatever they want and balance the game so that their choices don't make the game unplayable later. Bethesda has been doing it for a long, long time.
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