Scoundrel is indeed good mechanic wise, however it doesn't feel very epic. It's hard to explain, but the animations just make the character feel weaker than it is.
Yea, I agree, the class is pure understatement, you kick, you punch, you've only got 1 blaster...
... It still kicks hard. Like Han Solo, saving the day with just one shot.
I don't play one either, but it is the perfect recommendation for an underplayed but very powerful choice.