It's not that limited. Character creation only gets complicated when you try and make your character into a "prestige" class. You have to meet certain minimal skill requirements. You never are stuck to one class. You can create a multiclass character. Most people who are *****ing find that they are finally put under mortal restrictions. That's something called realism.
You actually have more than the basic classes. These prestige classes have to be eanred however. Some of the prestige classes are Bounty Hunter, Ace Pilot, Crime Lord. More can be added based on stats you create. You have to be an advanced character (past 7th level) in most cases to be a prestige class.
Besides, if limited means you find that you don't have enough initial oppurtunity and actually have to challenge yourself as a player to advance, then I'm all for it. Nothing should come easy.
Besides, I found most RPG by WEG to be not as well played with the exception of Star Wars. And since there won't be anymore WEG publications on Star Wars, the newer players of the SW RPG will be from WoTC.
Just a personal aside here, I found that when I wanted to start to RPG about 10 years ago, specificly SW, none of the players in my area would teach me. The D&D players were more than happy to accept. So, for those who continue to play the WEG version appear to me as the non-inclusive restrictive, isolationists who don't want to share their enjoyment of star wars with others.
I'd just be weary of what a Nineteenth Centrury scientist wrote, "those unwilling or unfit to adapt, are selected by nature to become extinct."
IF the whole point is to enjoy Star Wars with as many as possible, the future lies with WoTC version. That's life. It changes, adapts and moves on.
aka Bad Monkey
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