(apologies in advance for republic terminology)
Mostly agree, but be careful handing out too much Upper Hand and energy regen. You are supposed to have to choose between burst and sustained damage. So either use Pugnacity or more sucker punches, but not both.
I agree. That's why I'm still on the fence for a buff. I think the damage reduction to AOEs would be fine. I'd love an extra TA/UH, but that would probably become OP pretty quick even with the energy management issues.