To super boil it down and ignore the metaphysical bits - I think Aleph is annoyed that if he wants to play that paradigm, he as a player is penalized by needing to spend more xp to do it. It's not really an in-character concern at all. If you consider throwing fireballs (Forces 3 / Prime 2), giving yourself super strength and claws (Life 3), and stepping down into the Underworld (Entropy 4 / Spirit 3 / Life 2) to be feats of similar potency, then it seems odd that they have vastly different xp costs. If buying those Spheres also grants you other abilities in your paradigm ("Why yes, I do...