MadHatter, it's nothing personal. I'm a very experienced roleplayer, and have played wide varieties of games and characters. One archetype I never got a chance to play well is the doormat type. I suppose my excitement has caused me to become overeager, and I do apologize to Reemos for my enthusiasm.
One of the drawbacks of the anticipation of getting to play this type of character is that I generally want everything to be just perfect. Now, of course I have no inclination to even attempt to manipulate the GM on this, which is why I was sure to qualify my statement as merely a statement of preference and by no way a dealbreaker one way or another. I can of course get along great with any other character and will take in stride anything the GM wishes to throw at me, up to and including a rejected application.
It's nothing against you, it is just your character is less then a perfectly ideal complement to my character, and I was merely stating such.
Also, if I had to pick between playing with a complete newbie and someone who wasn't, the latter wins 90% of the time.