Often when I build a squad for a friendly game of X-wing, I tend to pick pilots for their character and not necessarily their abilities. For instance, I like to have Maarek Stele lead my imperial force because it makes me nostalgic for Tie Fighter PC game even though Maarek is not really thought of as a true contender in competitive play.
Needless to say, I was speechless to see the Moldy Crow and Kyle Katarn coming with wave 3; I love the Dark Forces series. Love. I can see Kyle leading my rebel forces many times in the future even though the Crow is definitely not cut out for that role.
So please share your X-wing quirks and peculiarities whether it be pilots, upgrades, playstyles, etc. I'd love to see what's out there!