I was very disappointed in my chanter because of this "slowness". Though the power of the class immediately shows through the passive buffs and the phantom, it was really boring seeing my main character do so few interesting things.; while other classes were doing some amazing things already.
Since getting about 30 hours into the game though (playing on hard), that has changed though. Now that fights take a lot longer and I've given her other things to do, like casting scrolls, she starts to shine more in her role.
The paralyze / charm aoe effects can be serious gamechangers when a fig