You're better than letting a rut get to you.
You picked some of your best teams by playing the same team as someone else with your own strategies and changes.
Shade and Masq, for example.
If you really have no clue who to pick on your own, then do something that apparently already works.
You can play a wide variety of characters and you know what you want, a series of fleeting changes shouldn't be enough to have you hung up like this.
Go play shot,pillar/dnb/spiral (para neutral) or spiral/dnb/pillar (knockdown loops) or whatever.
You don't have to play anyone new or anyone you dislike playing like Bella. Doesn't mean I think you shouldn't try.
You should try duos as much as you hate them, if the anchor/beta character struggle continues.
I know your gripes about them just like your gripes about characters in the game. Are duos worse than playing BB?
You used to have fun playing headless, yet you are not a fan of Fortune and I assume won't play her.
Are these sort of things always going to be deal breakers for you?
Duos are for people with no gameplans, Big Band ruins the game for me, Fortune is a walking DP and is stupid, etc
That's fine, you don't have to play duos, big band, fortune, whatever, but look at the giant cap on your choices.
Look at how limited you were before you decided to put time into Eliza again and even if you dislike her now, she worked.
I know you put time into characters that didn't pay off like Beo or Peacock. I know Robo has changed vastly from the version you put time into.
Is she not more ideal now? You quit her over her retail incarnation, are you not a fan of beta Robo? Or is it because she is too volatile atm?
I think even with a cap on your choices, you can pick a team that is a trio and does what you want, but the whole game here is that you are going to make compromises at that point. Your choices are limited, so you have to be flexible, and that is simply how it is.
If Fukua's new incarnation is godawful, I ask does it stop you from effectively playing her game as you did behind HBeam? Have you considered if that covers the new gaps in her gameplan? Do you remember the strength of the loopable left/right beam situation and how easy it was to rely on?
I think we're different, and we always will be, but I think we're alike. I think you shove yourself into a box sometimes and I'm not here to tell you to get out of the box, because I don't get out of mine, but I loosen up a bit sometimes, Twerk.
I let myself have overlapping characters on the sub team, and end up playing the sub team as my main team after I find out I like it, because I never would have made it because I was being anal.
You're holding yourself up somewhere along the line, relax and try things, play the game, and get back to your routine.
Go play Hirokuni's team. If he plays the same team in and after beta, that should tell you something. See how he feels about the changes. You two desire similar things out of this game.