It's sad to see Fantasy Flight Games made the same mistake Wizards of the Coast made with 4th edition Dungeons and Dragons. The lack of several classes that were considered core in previous editions (and those classes reappeared in fifth edition) really hurt my interest in fourth edition Dungeons and Dragons. I did not really feel like spending more money to buy features I considered "Core" to an RPG system. So, I bought the PDF based on promises WoTC put out, rued myself when WOTC failed on said promises and bought the DMGuide and the Monster Manual for 4th edition when they were on sale in PDF form for really cheap years later.
You can probably guess by the screen name what my favorite school was. You can probably guess how enthused I am to be told that in order to play a character that was once a core rulebook character that I may need to spend perhaps a hundred dollars (Player's handbook at 50 dollars plus shipping, handling, and tax. Dice at 13 dollars plus shipping, handling, and tax. Then this new supplement you are speculating about which since I've been around for a while I'd guess would be 20 dollars, plus shipping, handling, and taxes.) That's right. Potentially a hundred dollars on a promise that someone else has made....and not Fantasy Flight Games. Oh sure, I can muck about with unofficial solutions, but they are just that....and I'm getting the feeling that if I really want to run a Clan War campaign, I should just go back to 3.5 Edition. I'm not invested in FFG's setting so much. I'm not that invested in the rules that much.
Another thing is that while Fantasy Flight Games does not consider the Bayushi Bushi school iconic, it is the Scorpion's take on an iconic position. Who fights the Scorpion's battles? You know, the ones that can't exactly be handled by a shinobi stabbing someone in the back or a courtier finding out about those rare night time excursions to certain places of business? The Scorpion Armies have been better than just poor courtiers suddenly informed they are soldiers and thrust into battle. Bushi are iconic to the Legend of the Five Rings setting and it's baffling to see a Clan that completely lacks them.
I had high hopes and I feel let down. I guess I'll get the fifth edition when the PDF goes on sale for reduced rates or some such. I'm sorry that my first post here is a complaining one, but that's how it is. If FFG wants me to buy stuff, then they better make stuff I want to buy. You may think it's odd that I'm quibbling over one school, but it's my right as a consumer to put my foot down and go "No. This is what I want and you're not doing it. I'm not buying into it." Please forgive me and I hope what I've said makes sense.