It's funny OP, when I first thought about leveling the SCH, I had the same idea. I thought Embrace and Physick had higher potency than Cure II for cheaper what a deal ! Well nope, not so epic.
So far the fairy mechanics are a huge letdown.
The AI is terrible with CDs that it uses pretty much on CD which is terrible.
It doesn't use Fey Light on CD it's like they hit the release date and said ''well fuck it, we will include that skill to the AI next patch''
We can't macro ANY skill of the pet...
We can't have 100% control of the pet to use the Scholar to it's full potential.
Embrace has a recast of 3 seconds vs 2.5 for your own heals which is a pretty big deal in Coil where the difficulty for healers is pretty much insane tank damage.
Overall, it's sad. I really like the class, but it can't be used to it's full potential because it's clearly unfinished.