Why is it that the eldritch knight "sucks" because diversifying gets you more, whereas monk/fighter/whatever minmax class combos do NOT get the same suck statement? Fact is, everything in this game can be made better or worse through diversifying. My example there is simply because some people are looking at the prestige class with narrow blinders. A narrow focus and inability to look at broader posibilities inherent in something just because it isn't what some people might want or understand how functions does not mean that something sucks. It certainly does not make your toon worse, unless you so choose to hobble yourself with poor feat or enhancement choices.