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As for your point 5. I think the Aegis is the Synthesist done right.
Aegis and Summoner are two completely different entities in my mind, not even comparable. I would be like saying the Soulknife is the Summoner done right because it summons a weapon.
The Summoner was an attempt at making a player class that gave a custom pet, which also happened to be a caster (which makes sense flavor wise). So the closest parallel is an arcane druid (to core classes). I don't know of any psionic class that truly does that, the core psion with metacreation can create constructs, but nothing with a persistent pet as of right now.
That all said, DSP has always done an amazing job. I've been buying their material since I found it in 3rd edition and suggest it to anyone who seems like they might find it helpful to fulfilling their character concepts. I also am looking forward to their redo of previous 3.x material. I was happy to see that they branched out into PoW (though I have my concerns that it will be as balanced as the core DSP works right now) as it was another rule set our group loved too.