Instead of moaning (as a lot of threads already do that in gremlin forum), i would like to open a new way to think about wave 5 models.
We can all agree wave 5 models seem kinda "off", as they all seem very different from one another, regarding graphic design as well as game design.
You got a james bond/inspector gadget villain we see only as a counter pic vs ressers and neverborn right now, noisy little dudes as support (criers), attrition voodoo shamans you can only use in Zoraida crews and maybe Wong crews (not the most suffering leaders right now), dead flying pigs with little synergy with the rest of the faction, and humans working in the bayou with very odd mecanics.
What can we think about this chaotic release? You can say "we got bad models, nothing makes sense, Wyrd is loosing track of what the faction is and should be, we are the most hated faction, by the designers and other players, look at the nerfs etc". And you could be right.
But i'm an optimistic. I think Wyrd is a wonderful company with a very sharp game design skill. Maybe they want to change what gremlins were at the beginning, because they understood that you can't release several "Bayou two cards" and "Reckless" models per book. Too strong, too imbalanced, too boring too (game design wise).
So maybe they are designing the faction with new mecanics, with a lot of new synergies. But they can't do that with only one book. Next book could give you a lot of synergy with all the wave 5 models.
Look at this : Big brain brin > Reactivation mecanic. Bokors > Reactivation mecanic. Criers > card cycling mecanic.
Maybe Gremlins will lose focus on Reckless because it's not a healthy game mecanic. And the future will be in reactivation : because reactivation give you extra AP, it's fun if you can reactivate low ss models, and you get the "out activation" mecanic as well as a way for your opponent to counter that (you can't reactivate if your models are dead for example).
Sorry for long post, just wanted to be optimistic and give Wyrd more credit. I want to believe they know what they are doing. 😛