I can understand that people want all infos on the mercs, but if you can see all characteristics in advance we would have to balance all traits to make sure every man is evenly strong. Because otherwise the “bad” guys would never get hired and we could remove them from the game right away.
I dont enjoy that kind of min-maxing and I personally dont think the impact of the traits is so strong that someone becomes completely useless.
I agree, I think it adds a lot of flavor that you might hire a pessimist or a coward. I mean, it’s not as if they would state in the “job interview” that “oh yeah, you should know i am actually a chicken”. Adding info would be bad. If people want to, they can always just save -> hire -> load.