The Quick Reflexes merit is a gotcha I don't agree with, it is an objectively poor choice that actively tries to mislead the players.

You know you can take awareness 5 for 2 bonus points, and have +1 to Join Battle and also every awareness roll, for one less bp than the merit? Or you can have the 'initiative' specialty for one bp, that does the same thing but for 2 bps less?...