That sounds like a good idea.To sum things up, I believe it comes down to the number of proposed pets for a set that should determine what archetype that set belongs to. One pet for a controller is fine but once you put a second in there you should really consider if it should be a controller or a commander set, and if you want three pets in there then it definitely should be a commander set and not a controller set.
Well, my main was a Mind/FF and I had level 50s of Mind/Almost-Everything-Else, so I understand the idea that you don't need pets as a controller.Combat pets probably won't be ready for game release. Since the dev team is working hard to have Controllers in the game at game release, pets may not be in the sets, or if they are in the sets, they may not be in the game for 6-9 months after release.
I am also of the mind set that pets are not required to have a good controller experience. I think a Controller should control, and like most mez classes in most games, they should get some form of ranged damage.
But I also think it's the minority view for Controllers. Most Controllers really loved their pets. If pets aren't in the set at release, I think people would understand. But if they're not in at all, I think most CoH Controllers would feel there's something missing.
My 2 cents.