Rodger, For the fighters looking at 2nd career, not using the "plotted dwarf path" etc. Veteran is a nice intermediate career that is narratively very open to any sort of more experienced fighter. Very nice set of skills to train (ones often used), 3 slots. Marksman if either likes ranged attacks. Duellist if they like fighting one on one (Lure of Power notes the noble trait doesn't have to mean born noble, in fact really only means that if 1st career, otherwise it just means some familiarity with how the other 1% conducts itself)
No, we noted those, it just still seems small and limiting to me. I admit part of the problem is two players angling for the same niche. Really, I just want more. It feels to me like a lot of the careers add neat color to the world but just would never, or rarely, get played at the table. Of course, it's impossible since my players will want to play different characters than your players, and even us whn we're done with this campaign might play a bunch of young nobles, or the bloody comon campaign or…
So, I just want more. I would like more middle careers, and I would love more Basic careers that can be used in the midcareer.
And I would prefer them to be as race/location neutral as possible. In fact, I think a much better way to differentiate between human nations, for instance, would be talents with Norsica, Tilea, Brettonia, Sylvana, keywords on them for instance. (Yes, I know one of those things is not like the others.)