First, I just want to say to thanks to all the Crafty guys for great gencon events, and for actually asking me and my friends DETAILED opinions on our 3.0 experience, we had a blast as always and can't wait for 3.0.
We played two 3.0 events while at gencon. Off the reservation and I can't remember the other one but it had the auction event in it. Either way, we were very pleased with what we saw, and the other players from our gaming group that played spycraft for the first time were blown away. So props!
In the two events I played the Commando and the Troubleshooter. I really liked how both characters. The commando felt like a much more well rounded character than the previous editions solider. It had great stealth/breaking in ability as well as the ability to kick arse in combat as would be expected. I never liked in the past playing a fully entrenched combat char in spycraft and the commando was no where near a one trick pony.
The troubleshooter was also very well designed. It's a class that has full access to a lot of skills and an insane amount of action die that can be used for all kinds of things. The only thing I'd have changed (and this is if i was building it personally) I would have maxed out a few skills instead of just spending all points evenly, but that's a personal preference.
The Tactician was great and at least in our game was not a "sit in the van" type and was very involved in the action. Same with the hacker char and faceman who was great in the social interactions.
As an overall opinion of what we saw was the characters were well-balanced and all had the ability to get into the action and not sit on the sidelines waiting for their 2 minutes of dice rolling.
So great work again guys, and thanks again for asking for our opinions when we stopped by your booth, keep it up.