What a great game. Stunning environment art. Love having to work with a system i don't know, it's like learning BG1 all over. Just found X3 Terran Conflict as well, which is an incredible game. I think I'm turning German, these are gems.
However I think I'm probably getting myself into a mess with character development as I'm really not sure how to go about sharing out the points between talents, skills and stats. Basically I have tended to buy talents and increase skills/spell levels when things start not working rather than increase character stats. In fact I haven't increased anybody's stats yet and we're all at level 4 or 5.
Have I made a huge mistake?
Is there a good read somewhere about general character development under this system?