After reading through some primers I decided to start over. I had a Normal Blaster with the Assault Rifle and wasn't getting much of anywhere. I now have a Science Blaster with all electrical powers. He's having a much easier time dealing with the bad people of Paragon City. I'm up to level 4 and hope to play a bit more tonight so I can attempt to get up to the level of my other character and see if I can traverse things I couldn't before.
City of Heroes on a whole still feels quite boring honestly. I hope that changes before my 14-day trial is up. It's cool to be a superhero, but it is kind of boring facing the same type of enemies time and time again.