I agree that strikers have had an advantage for too long in regards to the grapplers vs strikers argument.
If the two skills added even things out more for grapplers vs strikers, shouldnt really be a problem. Especially if he will let ppl redistribute points. The two skills may help mike with balancing things out more as well. Especially if the skill cap isnt raised and ground guys wont be too dependant on the new skills to be successful. That should about even the skills needed to be trained for both types.