My group was becoming of late a bunch of Rapier and Spear lovers. I was getting tired.
I thought of possible solutions:
1) Allow players to wield spears and rapiers and just rename the weapon in each case for a matter of flavor
A troll slayer dual wielding rapiers? -> rename the rapiers to Battle axes (same stats)
warriors with spear and shield? -> rename it to Sword, Mace and shield (same states)
2) Rewrite the whole specialization rules of the game and grant weapons some effects due to specilazation: Nice but far too much work
3) Create some new weapons to "compete" with the Rapier and Spear
For some time we where playing option 1, fine. Although, I have move to option 3 now, and I have added a few more weapons to the game; I have also worsen the spear since U2 is definitively not a serious set back, I have ruled that if you use the parry active defence with the spear you add 1 recharge token to the card.
For those interested, I have put them on a table in my house rules.