It seems everything a merc odes these days is "overpowered"
OMG, he killed me in 3 turns with a strength biuld! OP'ED!
So much defense?! OP'ED!
Dam crits! OP'ED!
No one likes support biulds, no one likes strength biulds, and now no one likes balanced cookie cutter 5 focus tank builds. What else is left, how the hell else am I supposed to compete with smoke and malfunction builds? Do you really think hybrid armour is that much of a power house skill that I'm not allowed to have anything else?
IMO, the reason there are so many mercs in this game is because, like most every other MMO and class based game, people like warriors.
Theres a flood of wolfblade players in MQ, warrior based classes in WoW, and even in aqw warrior is considered the most common class of new players.
People just like warrior based classes, because its a nice and simple "I hit you tell I win" style.
Imo, if the server was flooded with mages people would be calling for a nerf to 5 focus/support mages, same for 5 focus/attack bounties.
As I've said countless times, mercs are mercs, deal with it.