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I'm not sure why the focus is on Thaumaturge damage rather than how the Thaumaturge can be good-to-great at nearly everything without much additional investment. That's the uniquely strong part of the Thaumaturge, as most other classes that "can do anything" have to pick and choose what to be good at a little bit more.
It's the best at Recall Knowledge with a single feat, hits incredibly hard, can be a utility caster with the scroll feats, is naturally great in social situations thanks to high CHA, etc.
It's only particularly unique weakness is being on the squishy end for martials, being both MAD and 8 base HP.
Comparing it to the Kineticist, Thaumaturge is definitely more concerning. Kineticist has a handful of really powerful utility/support options (Four Winds), but it has more peaks and valleys to it all and doesn't outshine a lot of preexisting options in their niches.
Finally, comparing it to the new playtest classes, Animist seems really strong, but mainly due to a few feats and having 4 slots per rank. Meanwhile, Exemplar is difficult to gauge but seems a tad on the weaker end due to having few "always on" options and some potential math issues.