Considering that at the moment, with all the books (AoR beta include) a Force user can at best AND with a lot of XP reach a Froce rating of 3, I think that hindering Force usage isn't really a problem. With only Force rating 1 a force user can barely do thing on the level of a cantrip, things that mentalist and illusionist can easily do nowadays in our world (or at least they can make very good illusion of it).
??? I don't think being able to move an AT-AT at force level 1 is a cantrip my friend. Nor is tearing away the blaster from someone's hand. (It can be debated if using Move is on point or two for the upgrades, see above post.)
Thanks for your insight. Yes, right now EU is EU, and there are examples of everything in it. Some good, some bad. Regardless though, with the Force, there is usually a time when a self taught user plateaus out and needs a teacher. In this RPG, other Careers and Specializations can have books, training vids, computer programs to help them learn and train.
I guess what bugs me most about it all though, is when I mentioned it to the player that his progression may get halted without a teacher, he was just whatever, I will save all my XP until I find one. Not, Hmm, at what point do you think that would be at? or Hmm, perhaps I should start looking for one, can we work that into the upcoming adventures somehow? Nope just defiance because he felt I am trying to use this against him in some way. To me that is the foremost sign of a power player. It's GM vs Player, not hey, well let's get me a teacher then. So to all the posters out there saying no, you shouldn't do that, perhaps it should be, well, do you have a plan for that, or is the player going to try to find one?