| >>Kind of bums me out how many Empaths refused to just train TM and enjoy the awesome tool that is GS.|
I can sort of understand it due to how the formula worked. GS started as an incredible amount of power for no effort, but at the high end broke down; its scaling was insufficient to keep up with a "real" combat Empath, which made the whole spell frustrating at the conceptual level: it was giving people free beat-down power but not rewarding people who actually wanted to dedicate time into beat-downing.
We flipped that, and it's perfectly understandable that the people that were worst off were upset.
"Perinthia's astronomers are faced with a difficult choice. Either they must admit that all their calculations were wrong ... or else they must reveal that the order of the gods is reflected exactly in the city of monsters." - Calvino Italo