I think the reason it takes so long to get Pagan/Mage made stronger, is that the developers is very true to the Game Story, and they would rather with bare hands, rip out their own heart before make Pagans/mages strong.
So letís argument to the developers:
Pagans/Mage is the controllers of elements. All classes have now access to elemental powers via lapis. And all other classes can use elements free, on all skills. Pagan/mage canít use the elements free, they still need carefully choose skill, and they canít benefit from Elemental2 lapis, because using elemental 1 skills ignores the Elemental 2 lapis.
This makes the class that should control element, more bad at use elements compared to all other classes...What?
Elemental powers back to the Pagans/Mages!
Letís have: Elemental 3. Pagan/Mage only.