Donovan, you had a good post going there until the last paragraph threw in a bash on another member.
Personally I think he's right. Erik doesn't play the games and isn't interested in AoR. The board is just a vehicle for him to be a gushing fanboy about his overpowered Jedi fantasies. Donovan was correct when he advised me to ignore Erik and not to rise to the troll bait, because Erik loves it when he can derail a thread with arguments.
I'm a GM for EoE and AoR campaigns; therefore it's a matter of supreme importance to me that F&D is well balanced. I don't assume it will be a perfect balance, because anyone who fills the Move tree and can demolish half a dozen ATATs with a single gesture is always going to be more potent than some guy who's good with a gun or good at diplomacy.
BUT I have faith that FFG left F&D 'til last for a reason, and that the three games will be as balanced as humanly possible.