If you stopped while the level cap was 90 then you're probably going to come back to find your pup much stronger even with the burts nerf. Around level 95 cap or perhaps after it was raised to 99 I forget, they did a complete revision of the automaton's magic AI. Now the universal recast time is only 4 seconds, each magic type has an independent recast timer (enhancing enfeebling, healing, etc) and automatons can use a host of previously restricted spells. Protect, Shell, Haste, Phalanx, Stoneskin, (Haste, Phalanx and Stoneskin can only be cast on the master), Addle, Aspir II, Dread Spikes, and Dispel come to mind immediately and there may be more I'm overlooking. Automatons will now always Cure before using -na spells with a light maneuver up. A huge number of our attachments got revised and strengthened (Armor Plates are now - physical dmg taken, Volt gun's enthunder can deal 50-100 damage depending on maneuvers and the enemy's lightning resistance, the Blaze Spike attachment is similarly powerful, drum magazine's accuracy penalty was significantly lessened and its speed bonus enhanced, Heat sink now effects all maneuvers instead of just fire, and many others).
Aside from the cost of some of the rare attachments, now is about the best time ever to come back to PUP.
Teiei of Lakshmi (formally of Garuda)
Tarutaru Male from Windurst
Favorite Job: White Mage
Jobs currently at Level 99:
ALL the Jobs!!!