Originally Posted by KillerRabbit
Some of us just like building overpowered characters. For me that's part of the game, figuring out the cracks in the foundation of the ruleset and widening them. It's just fun to build an overpowered character to walk through battles -- especially battles that you once had to run from.

Fair enough. But not everyone feels this way. Some of us, myself included, actually hate exactly this, and find this way of building your character and playing the game to be stupid and pointless. [Note: I'm NOT calling you stupid. I totally respect your right to your preference.] But having said that, I also do agree that there is such a thing as going too far in the pursuit of balance. I prefer games took a 'happy medium' approach on this issue.