One of my players is a druid. He doesn't have much of combat skills, but he makes most of the Lead the Way and Building Camp rolls and also foraging if the group needs food. He has no problem getting WP. Everyone needs to find themselves useful in a group. The player plays a human druid,. He didn't use his kin talent that much in the first sessions. But now (when he is warmed up) he has learned that the adaptive talent can be really good and with that talent he can use his skills for something else. Making himself even more useful (and gaining even more WP).
I think this is something that a group needs to think about when they make their characters. They all need be useful.
Regarding, pure mage or druid. Since you don't need skills to cast magic (magic is talent-based) you need to put your 8+ skill points on skill that you think you will use.
"War, war never changes" - Lone Wanderer