As opposed to ratling guns or skinks?In my gaming group we tend not to use them as they often destroy the balance of the game.
As opposed to ratling guns or skinks?Just don't take them to every single battle, it quickly becomes boring, then.
Special characters are the least problem with the game, especially in terms of game balance and repetitivness.
I would love to see more special characters used, instead of the non-stop wave of min/maxed lists. It's those that are boring.