ALL WEAPONS, ARMOR, and ABILITIES will be customizable by “talent tree” and design. Exotic weapons will have more complex trees, but even the most basic weapons will grow with the player.
There will be multiple scenarios where players can admire their Guardian by playing in 3rd person. Playing entirely in 3rd person doesn’t seem to be an option, but locations such as the tower will be in 3rd person.
Bungie makes a point of referring to E3’s abilities as class specific ones, making it likely that there will be more abilities players can develop untied to their class.
So lord help me, Destiny looks fucking amazing, Bungie sure knows to make an awesome lookin’ game.