if you swing a sword, lightsaber, or any melee damage weapon; the weight, length, durability/strength, and shape of the item is going to affect that swing and the damage it produces. these are not Jedi lightsaber skills, these are the laws of basic melee combat and all that i have mentioned.Yet you DO say the saber parts would affect how well you parrying and block, as well as your speed. News flash, those ARE part of saber skills. As well you want saber parts to even affect damage level.
I maintain everything I said, this is FAR out of any SW canon we've seen, and makes becoming a honed Jedi too easy. I don't mind a few RPG elements thrown into my SW games, as long as they stay true to Jedi canon and make sense. This makes zero sense.
You literally just did above...
"the length of a blade will have an effect on how accurate/inaccurate you are, how quickly you can swing a blade, and how far you have to be distanced from an opponent. the shape of the handle and the grip and/or the material it is made out of could effect this or how well you can parry & block and possibly how fast you could maneuver it....etc
the fact that the handle is a certain shape so your wrist can maneuver it easier, the crystal or beam generator produces a more refined laser so may inflict more damage, or that the beam being a different length would affect the distance needed from your enemy would have nothing to do with knowledge of the force or using any specific force training.
in that universe you would still need to be force sensitive and train in force arts for the special attacks they produce and the abilities it takes to perform their special maneuvers.
i believe you are just having issues distinguishing the difference between basic combat and actual force skills.
and like i stated for this game in particular;
so an argument about making combat too "easy" for a padawan or any other character would not apply.also, of course to help keep the difficulty ranges the higher powered items would have to only be accessible at later game destinations or after learning more difficult force skills.