So far my impression is that this class is a completely new game experience...
Great work... But i think i'll need some time to understand it... This class seems somewhat strange, compared to the others
Indeed it is All you say is true - it's a tricky old class!
For the vet brigade:
I've done slime pits just now - Mystera, TT, JJ, fabulous treasure into smacklefunkys (got a lot of food out of it).
Funny thing happened was I got stuck in JJ for the SMM fight, and kept converting food for refills. This, however kept getting me punished by JJ (including curse to make my platemail not work). It annoyed the hell out of me (in a chuckly, smiley kind of way), since being in JJ with no petition for the end fight was a completely new experience. However, converting all that food eventually lead to a chaos avatar (which didn't take away my poison again, so my 3 levels of poison strike were worthless) for the win.
Mystic balance + JJ mana boon were really nice
Interested in how I'd fare in a difficult dungeon without smacklefunky's (or simmilar windfall)