Coming to the realization that having alts is more or less a pipe dream if you care at all about your characters being strong. Please for the love of god: Make mercenaries, mounts, familiars, and all of their training levels account-wide or at the very least just keep them all heirloom and let their training level carry over when you move them around between characters. Having to re-level the same mount/familiar/mercenary which takes absolutely forever pretty much makes it impossible without spending a completely disgusting amount of money on expediting the training with DBC. I understand this up-sale trickery is probably making money, but so would attracting the occasional new player and not bleeding subs as a result of people quitting over pay to win crap like this. I'm not asking for the training and research systems to be abolished; I realize that's a fantasy that will never happen, but I really don't think that allowing it to carry over to your alts is too much to ask. I know I'd play a lot more and frankly I'd probably even spend some money in the cash shop if I felt like I'd ever have more than one viable character and I know there are a ton of other alt-a-holics out there like me who would too.