I suppose you could say it's in case you want to make a useless officer type that you won't play, but just to flesh out the roster. Even the faceless officers are solid for their level, so having someone, especially a leader, who's crap but might just have a group of powerful bodyguards is a scenario that might just crop up.
"Life...is strength. This is not to be contested, it seems logical enough, you live....you affect your world. But is it what YOU need?" Jon Irenicus
Well, I decided to gut it out on Master difficulty and besides it just being a ***** in the beginning, after getting around level 15 my CAW played pretty much the same as anyone else besides having a noticbly lower musou. At level 50, none of his other stats are maxed, but they aren't horribly low either. His attack is higher than some other characters while is defence is a little lower. There really isn't much of difference. Of course I did go through the effort of going through all the merc missions (first time I did that).
"Does Heaven wish us to destroy ourselves?" Liu Bei, Kessen II