I've always assumed the latter. Points or the appropriate table control how many powers you get, so I didn't see the need for an additional control.
--- In email@example.com, Chris McGuire <christmcguire@...> wrote:
> How do you guys interpret the statement that each power
> and each ability above 6 counts as a power and reduces
> starting Determination by 1, to a minimum of 1?
> Do you consider that to mean that no hero is allowed to
> have more than 5 total powers and/or abilities above 6?
> In other words, once your Determination would be reduced
> to 1, you can't have anything else that would reduce it
> Or do you assume heroes can have as many powers and
> superhuman level abilities as they want (and can afford
> with points) and that starting Determination just
> stops being reduced once it hits 1?