I have previously played a handful of classes to around 53, but nothing in the past year (so I definitely need to relearn everything). Her youth notwithstanding, the Shai intrigues me (she reminds me a lot of the Sprite from old Secret of Mana). However, I am significantly concerned about devoting huge chunks of time to a class that isn't useful in half the game. I know that the Shai's base incarnation is DOA in PvP - do we know if the same will be true for her Awakened form? Nifty as she is, I don't think I can commit to pouring 100+ hours into an utterly pointless toon. Thanks for any input.