I'm fairly new to Ultima Online, but I know I want to play a bard template. I'm trying to decide between the pure bard (mage/bard) template, and the archer bard. Right now I'm training towards mage/bard, but I die a lot, and I'm wondering if I wouldn't do better with an archer bard template. Do either of these templates have a higher learning curve? I saw in the stickies that Poo indicates his archer bard is a lot of fun.