I recommend trying them out, the late changes make them way more versatile to play in my experience. I think way too many people overlook PBs, likely out of fear of KB, which is fairly easy to control in nova, and dwarf doesn’t have KB, but KD.
I’m pretty sure that inherent travel powers were always a feature of them though.
None of this is too say they shouldn’t get epic pools. But what would they get as epic powers? They can’t use pools in forms. They already have access to what most Epps give the other classes.
Melee get some control powers and some ranged and ranged AOEs. PBs already have a ton of AOE, and more ranges attacks than you can get in an epp. Giving them more control might be beneficial but if the whole epp is more control then they risk becoming controllers with near scraper levels of survival and ranged attacks and AOEs that put scrappers to shame
Controllers get armors and addition damage ranged attacks and AOEs, again, these are already part of the primary and secondary pools available to PBs.
There might be an obvious solution that I’m missing, but for the most part EPPs give access to powers an AT doesn’t get normally. Because they have such a wide selection of powers that becomes a fairly hard niche to fill without giving them more of what they already have