difference is intended to serve as inducement to select the Operator class. The problem with this reasoningis that the Tech Aptitude applies to only 2 skills and 11 talents (and 0 Characteristics). Even then, 7 of those 11 talents are useless without Mechanicus Implants, meaning: it’s really 4 talents and 2 skills. So our Stormtrooper starts out with Tech-Use from Siege Infantry, and now has one matching Aptitude for allTech based talents and skills except Orthoproxy. The result is a character that pays slightly more for a fewTech talents and skills, and is superior to the Operator in every other way, from starting equipment andWounds to Characteristic increase costs.Adding insult to injury, the Stormtrooper has lower XP costs for raising the primary Characteristicfor Operators (Agility), than an Operator does. The upshot: the Stormtrooper is a better Operator than theOperator is. And the same is true of the Medic; just substitute Knowledge for Tech (though the array of possible Forbidden and Scholastic Lores is greater than Tech skills). Aside from the Lores, the bestargument in favor of the medic is probably the Mastery talent, but even that is just 200 XP per instancemore than the Medic's cost for our Intelligent Stormtrooper.If the Stormtrooper spends his starting 300 XP on: Medicae, Navigate (Surface), Operate (Surface)and starts with Tech-Use as described above, the result is a Stormtrooper who is simultaneously a decentfield medic, and pilots as well as an Operator, while possessing a formidable offense neither of the other two classes can even hope to challenge. The next 400 XP earned will be spent on Trade (Chymistry), C.L.(Tech), and S.L. (Chymistry), which will complete the starting packages for the Medic and Operator.Meanwhile, the armor, Wounds, weapons and offensive abilities of the Stormtrooper assure that thecharacter will live long enough to learn them.This massive imbalance is no doubt a large part of the reason there is a massive preference in thecommunity for the Stormtrooper class: its just plain better.So this clearly demonstrates the disparity between some different core classes in Only War.