Bugbear would be a lot of fun to play, but I don't think I'll be using him for any novels any time soon. However, some of the core aspects of his personality are probably worth incorporating into a viable hero. This idea needs to simmer a while.
I would stop waking up with headaches. :P
I preordered the Dungeons and Dragons 3.5e Core Rulebooks from Amazon. The pre-order price is $21 ea. instead of the list price of $29.95, and I should be receiving them sometime around July 10-12th.