There is nothing wrong with the stats - Strength, Dexterity and Intelligence per say although raising them is a completely different manner. I do believe a little strip of information needs to be added to the getting started guide given to every player, in the stats section, letting them know that if they wish to raise the stats they need to first go to the skills trainer and purchase the ability to raise them. Most games don't accually rely on the purchase of stat raising as it is generally done automatically and only make you purchase skills, this game has that slight extra learning curb where you do have to purchase the ability to raise the stats which I do believe will cause a lot of frustration with people until it is common knowledge. I myself have fallen into this trap and spent almost 3 days wondering why my strength and intelligence were not raising until I accidently stumbled across the ability to raise them in the skills trainer. Being an archer I was automatically given the dex raise ability and didn't need to worry about that one so when my dex started raising I naturally assumed that the str and int would raise aswell.