Sharpandpointies, I'm terribly sorry but I cannot see where I twisted your statements. I'm just sure that every player chooses "comfortable" flaws. The problem is, the points of comfort are often different from player to player.
For example "Blind" disadvantage is obviously uncomfortable for any of my players and many other players as well (as long as they are not going to pull the trick with high perception from Dominus Exxet). But I'm not sure about the flaw in question.
The point was I was speaking specifically about this player and this situation. Not 'every player and their flaws' - making that extension completely twists the point of my comment. The sarcastic use of 'butthurt' certainly didn't help, either.
From what you've described, this guy:
1. Is solely taking it for the CP, and doesn't give fig about whether it fits the character;
2. Is choosing this particular flaw because he actually doesn't want to participate in any of the decision-making or so forth of the group anyway (ie, not really putting his part in).
Having given it further thought, with what you have told us about this guy so far, rather than work the flaw into his background or even continue to discuss it, at this point I'd ask the player 'so, why are you here, exactly? What do you want to get out of this game?'
And, 'Am I actually interested in having you in my game as a player, if you're this apathetic?' (My Answer: "No. Sorry." Milage may vary, of course!)
If this isn't the case, by all means, more details.
Spirit_Crusher, I dare to say that most of players tend to take flaws that are avoidable in some way so they don't have to painfully deal with them every gaming session.
I take flaws that work for the character, myself. As an example, I've played a blind fighter who relied on Ki Erudition to FIGHT, but suffered in every other way (couldn't 'run' anywhere, couldn't 'see' beyond what they could sense with their Ki, etc). Lots of challanges, that, and constant ones. If one thinks that taking Ki Erudition removes all the problems with being blind, one is mistaken. It doesn't. Not by a long shot. In a game that doesn't focus on fighting (like this one), it's an enormous disadvantage.
Was fun. Also had the character 'cursed' so they could never regain her eyesight, so that sealed away the whole 'creation magic fix' or anything like that.
I'm currently playing a character with a Damned 2 flaw that is pretty much a constant thing, and will only get worse as people progress in levels. I'm finding it loads of fun, as a challange.