I'm with ya.
Personally I'd like to see a class somewhat like Hunter in WoW (inb4 blablabla). You capture a mob's soul essence, sorta like in pankration. You can store perhaps 3 different mobs (for variety) on soul plates, raise them and develop their stats, and choose which to use depending on the situation.
A pipe dream I know, but I think that would be pretty fun. The major reason I was so drawn to Hunter in WoW was because you got to choose your pet out of a huge variety. Sure there were the min/max pets, but if you were a somewhat casual player like me you could get a pet that let your personality shine through.
Heh, now I miss my Wasp (aptly named JanetVanDyne