I dont understand what is this obsession about making the game hard?
If you think that taking +3 on melee every level is not balanced, then dont take melee on every level. Nobody is forcing you to.
Sorry but i dont like this randomness, all it does is artificially preventing me from customizing my bros the way i want to perform roles i need them to perform.
I have a melee fighter who is supposed to be a nimble fighter. But i cant make him become that because the game decided to prevent me from scoring more than +1 on melee defense for like 7 or 8 levels. This is just stupid.