Now that I have your attention, I'm not actually advocating the buffing of brutes - quite the opposite actually.
So, I made a stalker and within a few levels I noticed how pointless it all felt when I have a brute. And with that, I realized a whole bunch of other things about this game including some that I feel would change it for the better (by a lot).
Why even make another melee class when my brute has more damage than any other AT in the game and has more survivability (without musculature incarnate). It just feels like brutes are so strong that they replace every