On the heels of the news that things are going south at Hero Games... Champions is a big sprawling complicated mess. That's part of its problem (and a leading suspect for why the company's in trouble). It's also a joy. All the stats, skills, and powers in Champions serve the same purpose as all the gear and equipment in a D&D dungeon crawl. They're tools. It's just a matter of whether you buy them at the pretend-store with gold pieces or buy them in character creation with arbitrary points.