"Skilled" it turns out is an even worse idea than "Savant" for a class name. My wife who has played maybe three RPG sessions in her life and doesn't even understand why I bother messing around with this stuff told me that it was a stupid name. At game night I was told it was a bad change to a bad idea in the first place.
So time to cut the Gordian knot. I am going to suggest giving the option to not choose a class during character creation and instead get additional skills every second level. Do you see what I did there?