Originally Posted by Killer Angel
Am i reading it right? Your DM is forcing
you to play one of the classes you don't like at all?
I can buy the need of "don't break the campaign", but seriously? there's not a middle ground, something not powerful but that you don't dislike?
Don't like and dislike are not quite the same. I don't like asparagus, but I'll eat it if it's there, I dislike brussel sprouts, and I wouldn't eat them without being reasonably compensated.
More importantly, he seems to agree with the DM that if he didn't play one of the weaker classes /classes with which he's unfamiliar he'd smash the game in spite of this not being his goal.
A clever player with solid op-fu can have a good time with a monk. It just takes a little bit of creativity.
If I read right, the OP is even kinda getting into the idea now.