I see a lot of history repeating itself in this thread. Hybrid was the best damage in all cases. That sort of ruined the feel of combo powers like hard light and Atomic. You could play them hybrid, but hard light at least didn't feel right. So combo powers got a buff, and better power regeneration. But then there was whining about not being able to play from the tray with other power sets. So combos got a Nerf, and everyone got a might buff. Some of the folks posting here were involved in revamp testing. I can't be the only one who remembers this.