If I were in your shoes I'd be making a Brute, but thats just me. There are so many great options for survivability and damage in the majority of the sets. Having a farm brute on you roster to fund your other escapades is a HUGE help. My second toon was a Rad/Fire brute. He does very well in all content outside of AE, have done it all with that character. Every time i get the itch to try out a new build I can just fire up the INF making machine and viola decked out in all purps and ATOs before you know it. Having that farm toon on a second account is even better...but thats a whole other conversation.