Actually, I would be in favor of eliminating all NP requirements on
skills, if this wouldn't destabilize anything much. This would simplify
the rather complex study requirements a bit, and bring NP's back to
their original pupose of limiting the number of units in the game.
Some skills, such as Survive fatal would, wouuld probably need to take
a bit longer to learn (say, 4 weeks in this case).
-- Rich Skrenta <email@example.com>