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As for the linking thing, I would personally argue that "there are other ways to get power" is just as much a non-starter as "because it'd be nice to have the option." The combat implications are zilch, and the value of power, as a commodity on the individual level, is pretty negligible.
As to the power draw, there are already multiple ways to draw faster.
Everiine said:"'Cause the fighting don't stop till I walk in."-Synkarin's Lament.