I am thinking about removing the charge from Focus. So attacking makes you vulnerable while defending does not let you charge up too fast.
That sounds like a good idea to me.
Any thoughts about Omoi Yukigaaru here? My personal opinion is that he is weaker then the other 2 starters. I ignore him the most time and kill him last. Only his stun is a little bit annoying. The counter is not that powerful, because it is visible to the enemy and only deals 10 damage. Giga Defender seems a little bit weak to me, too, because it leaves Yukigaaru without any "bonus HP" and he will obviously be the target the next round.
Maybe I just do not like the character and his role because it does not fit my playstyle to be defensive but also I am quite happy when I can fight him because he seems so useless to me.