The main complaint against choosing a mortal character is that they are weak. Shih are very comparable to Kue-Jin in power, but still feel human at the end of the day. Strike Force Zero agents remind me of Shadowrunners and that was a huge plus for me being a fan of every edition of Shadowrun. My favorite part in White Wolf products has to be the comic or manga at the beginning that sets the mood properly.
[5 of 5 Stars!]