StaG I have advice for you:
Stop Q_Q about SM, they are fail class experiment since start more with their useless pets.
Leave this and make new pew pew class or another one which you like most.
I did it and Im happy like never before, my class is not from "the best" but in my hands it will
Its CHANTER - class which everyone called
"haha it just scratch my back" but I changed this opinion to everyone with I PvPed
I had idea to make SM too, but I stopped at lvl 30 when I saw - OMG IT REALLY SUX EXCEPT FEAR! Later I saw 2.0 changes and finally protests of Korean SMs.
Till this moment I felt i will make it pro SM, but I seriously gived up after i sum all defects.
Anyway If you really dont have other favorite class, dont give up because
Knowledge about game/class + gear > nerfed skills/spells