I'm sorry if I come off as offensive, but I come to the forum everyday hoping to get engaged in some interesting topics but I'm really really really tired of this unbalance topics that keeps coming up.
Here's my answer to all the "unbalance" topics. IT IS NOT MEANT TO BE BALANCED. Some characters will be weaker to act as benchmark to show that the other characters are superior. A storm trooper will obviously never ever be comparable to a Darth Sidious. Apply that rule to ALL characters. Newer characters will be released, they will be stronger. What's strong now may become obsolete. That's how it works, just like any other mobile game. Don't like? Leave the game, don't post anymore of this unbalanced topics please.
I'll tell you what beta-testing we did, we did not come to the forum to whine. We build teams. We discussed possibilities. Certain characters came up to be weak. We worked on a new characters. Some turn out to be good, some did not. Some characters previously thought to be weak, suddenly became powerful due to synergy between characters later discovered. End of the day, repeat until we learned what is good and what is not. WE ALL TOOK RISK.
There was no online guide, nobody to mentor us, we learned the game by ourselves and from sharing ideas.
Attached a photo to prove my credibility and where I come from, and with HK-47 on 5/12/15. 1st is usually Joram. But I tell you, the top 10-20 is very competitive. Yes, this is THE pioneer ladder, where all the pre-launch players battle. Everyone is constantly trying different teams setups to keep themselves unpredictable and always striving for their best.
So please, can the forum please stop with the balancing whining, and start posting positive stuff?
P.S. http://www.swgohcantina.com/ - This is a good starting place, it is a community-based wiki maintained by Kylven where alot of us provided information so that you now can learn before hand what abilities and stats the character can achieve.