I've been altering my outlook on buying specs more and more and I am becoming less interested in talents and more so in the skills it will add to my repertoire counting as career skills. I like Scoundrel a lot for that reason, you get a lot of good skills when you start Scoundrel I think.
Yeah, I've been an advocate of spec-buying for a while. I think there is a cost/benefit up to the second new spec (third total) if you can get at least 3 new career skills in each that you plan to enhance. The first new spec pays for itself after 6 ranks, the second after 8 (assuming both are out of career). Plus a lot of the good day-to-day talents are in the first and second rows. You can end up with a very capable resilient jack-of-all-trades type of character by getting 2 ranks in a lot of skills, and a few cheap Toughness, Grit, and Enduring talents.